Rishi Sunak visits Kyiv to announce £2.5 billion in military support for Ukraine

Surprise trip comes amid increased Russian bombardment and escalation of Middle East crisis

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meet in Ukraine's capital Kyiv in November 2022
Sunak, pictured in November 2022 on his first visit to Kyiv since becoming prime minister, has been a staunch ally of President Zelenskyy
(Image credit: Handout/Getty Images)

The UK prime minister has travelled to Ukraine with a promise of a new military aid package and humanitarian support for the battered nation. 

During his surprise visit to Kyiv, Rishi Sunak will confirm that military funding to Ukraine will increase to £2.5 billion in the next financial year, Downing Street said, an increase of £200 million on the previous two years. Sunak and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will also sign a new bilateral agreement on security cooperation. 

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