During the Munich Security Conference, Rishi Sunak reinforced the UK’s aid to Ukraine, announcing that they will be the first country to provide long-range missiles to fight against Russia.
He stated that a stronger military strategy and political strategy are necessary to win the war and peace process. Sunak stated that “the only way to stop pain and suffering inflicted by Russian forces is for Ukraine to win.”
The UK is working with allies to provide advanced air defence systems to Ukraine and build the air force needed to defend the country.
Sunak added that the UK is also ready to help any country provide planes that Ukraine can use today, and the country is also training Ukrainian pilots to use advanced jets for their long-term security.
The Prime Minister also called for holding Russia accountable for their war crimes against Ukraine, emphasising the need to uphold international law and rebuild the international order for collective security.
He stressed the failure of post-Cold War era treaties and agreements, requiring a new framework for Ukraine’s long-term security.
The Prime Minister called for a new NATO charter to protect Ukraine from future Russian aggression and to demonstrate continuous support for their country.
Ahead of the NATO summit in Vilnius, the UK plans to bring together friends and allies to establish long-term assurances and forge a new charter in Vilnius to help Ukraine protect itself.
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