UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday defended the proposal to provide more long-range weapons to Ukraine so that its Armed Forces have “a decisive advantage” on the battlefield against Russia.
“We are always looking for ways to do more because the conditions on the battlefield are constantly changing (…) One of the things that can change the situation on the ground is the supply of more long-range weapons,” Sunak said in Statements to the Ukrainian media collected by ‘Yevropeiska Pravda’.
The ‘premier’ of the United Kingdom has been confident that, with the necessary assistance from London and its allies, Russia’s war against Ukraine can end “quickly”.
In this sense, he has stressed the need to provide the necessary support to Ukraine for Kiev to have the means to obtain “a decisive decision”, stressing the importance of providing support “now” so that Ukrainian troops can fight against Russia in the face of its predicted new offensive. .
Britain has previously announced that it would supply Ukraine with more long-range weapons, which would be accompanied by Harpoon missiles, which have a maximum range of 240 kilometers, and Storm Shadow missiles, which can hit targets up to 560 kilometers away, according to the report. newspaper ‘The Times’.
Likewise, the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, defended last week the need for long-range missiles to reinforce the capacity of the Ukrainian Army against Russia.
“There are important statements by world leaders supporting our state and there are indications that they will strengthen our defense with weapons (…) That applies in particular to missiles with a longer range,” Zelensky said in his daily video message.
The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky. (Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP)
For his part, the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, arrived in Kiev on Thursday to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelensky, and convey his country’s support to Ukraine, one day before one year after the start of the illegal Russian military invasion.
“I return to kyiv a year after the start of the war,” Sánchez wrote on his Twitter account. “We will be next to Ukraine and its people until peace returns to Europe,” added the ruler, who posted a video getting off a train and walking along the station platform in the Ukrainian capital.
This is Sánchez’s second visit to Ukraine since the start of the invasion.
The first of these visits was on April 21, when, as now, Sánchez traveled on a Spanish Air Force plane to Poland, and then went to the station from which the night train that took him departed. led to the Ukrainian capital.
On that occasion, he traveled with the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, and both met with Zelensky and offered a joint press conference.
The head of the Spanish Government is the third foreign leader to visit Kiev this week, after the President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the head of the Italian Government, Giorgia Meloni, visited Ukraine on Monday and Tuesday.
Sánchez was received at the Kiev train station by the Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Ukrainian Ambassador in Madrid and the Spanish Ambassador to Ukraine.
(With information from Europa Press)
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