Sunak: It is in our interest to ensure Ukraine succeeds and Putin's barbarism is not rewarded

Sunak: It is in our interest to ensure Ukraine succeeds and Putin's barbarism is not rewarded

It is in the interest of the United Kingdom and the civilized world to ensure that Ukraine succeeds and Putin's barbarism is not rewarded.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said this on the occasion of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to Britain, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"This is a crucial moment in Ukraine's resistance to a terrible war of aggression they [the Ukrainians] did not choose or provoke. They need the sustained support of the international community to defend against the barrage of unrelenting and indiscriminate attacks that have been their daily reality for over a year," Sunak said.

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He noted that the frontlines of Putin's war of aggression may be in Ukraine but "the fault lines stretch all over the world."

"It is in all our interest to ensure Ukraine succeeds and Putin's barbarism is not rewarded. That is why the UK is sustaining our support to Ukraine – from tanks to training, ammunition to armored vehicles. And this message of solidarity will ring loud in all my meetings with fellow world leaders in the days ahead," Sunak said.

The UK government noted that during his meeting with Zelensky, Sunak will reiterate the importance the UK places on providing a total package of support to Ukraine "to put them in the strongest possible position to secure a lasting peace for their country."

"This means the military equipment we provide must be bolstered by training, by economic support, by biting sanctions against Putin’s regime and by long-term security assurances to ensure Ukraine’s sovereignty can never be breached in this way again," the statement said.

It also added that the Prime Minister would confirm the further UK provision of hundreds of air defense missiles and further unmanned aerial systems including hundreds of new long-range attack drones with a range of over 200 km.

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