On the day of Ukraine’s Independence, Boris Johnson paid a surprized visit to Kyiv.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ukraine.
What happens in Ukraine concerns to us all, Mr. Johnson tweeted. I’m in Kiev right now because of it. Because of this, the UK will keep supporting our Ukrainian neighbors.
He later said, “I think Ukraine can and will win this war,” on his third covert trip to Kyiv.
Mr. Johnson unveiled a new £54 million military assistance package for Ukraine, which would include 200 cutting-edge drones and loitering weapons to enable its forces better monitor and target Vladimir Putin’s soldiers.
In order to identify incoming enemy troops in cities and villages, it also contains 850 hand-launched Black Hornet micro-drones.
The helicopter drones, which are little bigger than a smartphone, can be piloted by military personnel in less than 20 minutes of training.
Each drone transmits live video and still photos so that ground troops can protect metropolitan areas.
The West’s attempts to arm Kyiv with contemporary weaponry have been led by Britain, and it is thought that this is helping to fortify Ukrainian resistance to Mr. Putin’s invasion, which began six months ago.
In recognition of Britain’s ardent support for Ukraine’s independence, Mr. Johnson was given “The Order of Liberty,” the highest honor that can be given to a foreign citizen.
The British military intelligence experts anticipate that the fight will continue at least until next year, therefore the prime minister asked the West to help Ukraine with “strength and unity.”
The United Kingdom has supported Ukraine for the last six months, Mr. Johnson said, helping this sovereign nation defend itself against this savage and unlawful invader.
“The assistance package announced today will provide the valiant and tenacious Ukrainian Armed Troops yet another boost in capacity, enabling them to repel Russian forces and fight for their independence.
What happens in Ukraine affects us all, which is why I’m here to tell you that the UK is supporting you and will continue to do so in the coming days and months. You can and will win.
Since the invasion started on February 24, Britain has provided Ukraine with more than £2.3 billion in financial and military assistance.
In order to help Ukraine find Russian mines in the seas off its shore, it is also getting ready to supply it minehunting vehicles.
In the next weeks, Ukrainian servicemen will get instruction on how to utilize them in UK seas as part of an extended program of training for the nation’s military.