Zelensky to make surprise visit to UK on Wednesday, says Downing Street


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will make his first visit to Britain on Wednesday since the Russian invasion of his country, Downing Street said.

Zelensky’s trip to London is his second out of the country since Russia invaded Ukraine nearly a year ago, following a visit to Washington, D.C., in December.

They will see their country’s troops being trained by the British Armed Forces, with British Prime Minister Rishi Singh announcing that his country will expand training for Ukrainian fighter pilots and marines, while the Ukrainian military I will also promise long-term investment.

Sink said: “President Zielinski’s visit to the UK is a testament to his country’s courage, determination and struggle, and testament to the unbreakable friendship between our two countries.

“Since 2014, the UK has provided vital training to Ukrainian forces, enabling them to defend their country, protect their sovereignty and fight for their territory.

“I am proud that today we will expand this training from soldiers to Marines and fighter jet pilots, ensuring that Ukraine’s military is able to defend its interests well into the future.”

This is a developing story, more to follow.

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