During a visit to Kyiv on Friday, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly announced millions of pounds in further aid for Ukraine, as the nation grapples with Russian air raids on crucial infrastructure as winter approaches.
Cleverly, who met with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, denounced Russia for attacking people, hospitals, and electrical infrastructure, causing days of outages in Kiev.
“As winter sets in, Russia is continuing to try and break Ukrainian resolve through its brutal attacks on civilians, hospitals and energy infrastructure. Russia will fail,” he said.
Cleverly said that the United Kingdom stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Ukraine.
“I have today announced a package of hands-on support for our Ukrainian friends in their fight, from ambulances to crucial support for survivors of the sexual violence carried out by the Russian military,” Cleverly said.
Rishi Sunak, Britain’s incoming prime minister, visited Kyiv on Saturday and promised to maintain his predecessors’ support for Ukraine.
“Our support will continue for as long as it takes for this remarkable country to recover,” Cleverly said.