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Zelensky Visits UK Amid Russian Invasion

Zelensky Visits UK Amid Russian Invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and deliver an address to the UK Parliament, a first for a foreign leader.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit the United Kingdom for the first time since Russia invaded his country today.

Mr Zelensky will pay a surprise visit to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and deliver an address to Parliament, a rare occurrence for a foreign leader.

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According to Downing Street, the Ukrainian president will also pay a visit to troops being trained in the United Kingdom.

Mr Sunak announced plans to train Ukrainian pilots in order for them to fly Nato-standard jets, a key request from Ukraine.

“President Zelensky’s visit to the UK is a testament to his country’s courage, determination, and fight, and a testament to the unbreakable friendship between our two countries,” Prime Minister David Cameron said.

“Since 2014, the United Kingdom has been providing vital training to Ukrainian forces, enabling them to defend their country, protect their sovereignty, and fight for their territory.

“I am proud that today we will expand that training from soldiers to marines and fighter jet pilots, ensuring that Ukraine has a military capable of defending its interests for the foreseeable future.

“It also emphasizes our long-term commitment to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Ukraine for years to come, rather than just providing military equipment in the short term.”

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