During a speech at an international security conference, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared that Ukraine “must win” its battle against Russia’s invasion and urged world leaders to “double down on our military support.”
The Prime Minister pledged to help Ukraine build a modern air force and predicted that the country would one day join NATO.
He stated that now is the moment to “hold Russia to account” for war crimes and pledged to help Ukraine rebuild.
Mr Sunak emphasised that the West had failed to stand up to Putin in the past, saying “Russia has committed violation after violation against countries outside the collective security of NATO, and the international community’s response has not been strong enough.”
The Prime Minister was seen wearing a bracelet made of bullets presented to him by a Ukrainian soldier who successfully defended Kyiv in the early stages of the Russian invasion.
Mr Sunak also stated that the UK is helping to build up the Ukrainian air force by training pilots to use advanced fighter jets, and that Britain stands ready to help any country provide planes that Ukraine can use today.
The Prime Minister met with US Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss how to accelerate international action on Ukraine, and both leaders condemned countries that have supported Putin’s efforts politically and militarily.
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