British PM says to provide more economic, military assistance for Ukraine

Huang Panyue
2022-04-10 17:21:30

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walk along a street after a meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine April 9, 2022. [Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS]

KYIV -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday vowed to provide more economic and military assistance to Kyiv amid the Ukraine-Russia conflict after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Johnson arrived in Kyiv earlier on Saturday for a one-day visit.

According to a Downing Street statement, Johnson set out new military assistance of 120 armored vehicles and new anti-ship missile systems to Ukraine during his trip. He also promised an additional $500 million in World Bank lending to Ukraine.

At the press conference after their talks, Zelensky said that he has informed Johnson about the progress of Ukraine's peace talks with Russia and expects London to play a "key role" in providing "security guarantees" for Ukraine.


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