Boris Johnson meets Ukrainian president Zelensky in war-torn capital Kyiv for fresh talks to end Russian invasion

BORIS Johnson has met Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv for fresh talks to end Russia's invasion.

Ukraine's embassy to the UK shared a photo of the two leaders at a table in the presidential palace.


The photo, shared this afternoon on Twitter, shows Johnson and Zelensky alone in a room with a British and Ukrainian flag beside them.

Reports suggest Johnson flew to the war-torn capital to discuss ways to end Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

A No 10 spokesperson said the PM travelled to Ukraine to meet Zelensky in person "in a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people".

"They will discuss the UK’s long term support to Ukraine and the PM will set out a new package of financial and military aid," they added.

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Andriy Sybiha, deputy head of Ukraine's presidential office, said on Facebook that the leaders were holding a "one-to-one meeting".

He posted: "The UK is the leader in defence support for Ukraine. The leader in the anti-war coalition. The leader in sanctions against the Russian aggressor".

It comes as EU President Ursula von der Leyen visited Bucha – the site of the latest alleged Russian atrocities – on Friday.

Von der Leyen said she had witnessed the "unthinkable" in the devastated town, which was occupied by Russian troops days earlier.

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She also presented Zelensky with an official membership questionnaire in at a historical joint press conference in Kyiv.

It comes as Britain agrees to send send 120 armoured cars – including Mastiffs – to Ukraine and more fighter jets to the Russian border in the fightback against Putin.

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Britain would step up arming the war-torn nation and vowed to do whatever he could to help back those fighting Putin's troops.

The vehicles were previously used in Afghanistan to withstand Taliban explosives – and can be shipped over via Europe.

They can carry up to eight troops plus another two crew – and can be armed with other weapons too.

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The Sun understands that ministers want to send up to 200 of them over time.

Britain will also send another two typhoon jets out to Romania next week to help support the NATO for es out there – joining four already in the region.


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