British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly promised Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky that the United Kingdom provide “crucial practical support” to Ukraine heading into the winter in its war against Russiaon a visit this Friday to kyiv.
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In his meeting with ZelenskyCleverly promised that his country will allocate another 3.4 million euros (3.5 million dollars) in support of the so-called Fund of the Alliance for a Resilient Ukraine, aimed at rebuilding local infrastructure considered “vital” that has been damaged by the Russian attacks.
“The UK stands by Ukraine. Today I have announced a support package for Ukrainian friends in their fight, ranging from ambulances to crucial support for survivors of sexual violence perpetrated by the Russian military.” said the head of British diplomacy, according to a statement from the Foreign Office.
London will provide another 35 emergency vehicles, including 24 ambulances and 6 armored vehicles, which will arrive in that country from the United Kingdom with the aim of supporting civilians.
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“As winter enters, Russia continues to try to break the Ukrainian resolve with brutal attacks against civilians, hospitals and energy infrastructure. Russia will fail”Cleverly said in the statement.
The minister also noted that he has been able to witness “first-hand” how his country’s efforts are “helping brave civilians to resist and rebuild.”
“Our support will continue for as long as it takes for this remarkable country to recover”he assured.
As the note recalls, Cleverly’s visit comes at a time when Russian forces are trying to exploit the harsh winter conditions in Ukraine by carrying out their brutal attacks on the civilian population and energy infrastructure with the aim of exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.
The trip of the head of British diplomacy to kyiv comes days after last Saturday the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, also traveled to the Ukrainian capital and promised an aid package valued at 50 million pounds (58 million euros). ) in defensive military support.
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