Rishi Sunak makes his first visit to Kyiv as new UK prime minister

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On Saturday, November 19, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak paid his first visit to Kyiv, promising to maintain the strong support for Ukraine that former Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss had expressed.

He promised a new air defense package to assist in shooting down Russian drones.

Sunak said in a statement that Britain would provide a new 50 million pound ($60 million) package that would include anti-aircraft guns and counter-drone technology such as radar. Britain also stated that it would increase training for Ukraine’s armed forces.

“Britain understands what it means to fight for liberty,” Sunak wrote on Twitter. “We’ll be there for you every step of the way.”

“While Ukraine’s armed forces successfully push back Russian forces on the ground,” Sunak said in a statement.