Britain’s Boris Johnson meets Zelenskyy for surprise visit to Kyiv – POLITICO

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Saturday. The visit was initially made public by the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK. who tweeted a photo of the two.

A spokesman for No. 10 later confirmed the trip. “The Prime Minister has traveled to Ukraine to meet President Zelenskyy in person as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people,” the spokesman said.

Both will discuss Britain’s support for Ukraine, with Johnson tackling “a new package of financial and military aid,” according to the spokesman, who gave no details on the new package.

The trip comes a day after EU leaders, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Foreign Minister Josep Borrell visited Kyiv and met Zelenskyy. Von der Leyen also visited Bucha, a town outside of Kyiv where mass killings and atrocities were exposed last week, provoking a fresh round of sanctions by the West. The Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer also visited Kyiv on Saturday.

Zelenskyy and Johnson have been on the phone since the war began, and Selenskyy has praised Johnson has supported him on numerous occasions, saying “he’s a more helping leader” than some of his European peers. Conservative Party leader Oliver Dowden said earlier on March 21st that Johnson is “desperate” to go to Ukraine as he has a “genuine emotional connection” to the Ukrainian people. Britain's Boris Johnson meets Zelenskyy for surprise visit to Kyiv - POLITICO

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