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Rishi Sunak visits Kyiv and promises more air defense for Ukraine — RT Russia and former Soviet Union

The new British Prime Minister has promised 125 anti-aircraft guns to President Vladimir Zelensky

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has pledged a new £50 million ($60 million) aid package for Ukraine, which includes modern air defense technology. He promised to provide additional military assistance to kyiv during his unannounced trip to the country’s capital on Saturday.

The set includes 125 anti-aircraft guns of an unspecified type, as well as radars and some other military equipment.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who met Sunak in Kyiv, called the UK a country “the most powerful ally”.

“Both our nations know what it means to stand up for freedom,” Zelensky said on Twitter after meeting Sunak.

A week ago, in a statement for The Telegraph, Britain’s prime minister praised Ukraine and its president, and outlined a five-part action plan to offer more support to the country .

London has been among Ukraine’s main Western supporters, pouring various weapons into the country shortly before and continuously into the ongoing Russian military operation which was launched in late February.

Another top Kyiv supplier, Washington, has been supplying Ukraine with heavy armaments, such as anti-tank weapons, missile defense systems and drones since the start of the conflict. US President Joe Biden asked Congress to approve $37.7 billion in additional security aid to Kyiv earlier this week, which would bring the total funds allocated to Ukraine in less than a year at $104 billion, according to Defense News.

Moscow has repeatedly warned the Western collective against “pumping” Ukraine with arms, warning that such support would only prolong hostilities rather than change their final outcome.

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