Russia-Ukraine war latest: Zelenskiy meets Sunak at Chequers; France to send Kyiv military aid – live

Zelenskiy arrives in the UK to meet Sunak with Ukraine’s Nato membership on agenda

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has arrived at Chequers in Buckinghamshire for talks with the UK prime minister, Rishi Sunak. The prime minister published an image of the pair of them embracing.

Zelenskiy’s visit comes off the back of trips to Berlin and Paris, and with the UK last week having pledged to send longer ranger cruise missiles to support Ukraine’s efforts to oust Russian forces from its territory.

Ahead of the trip Zelenskiy tweeted: “The UK is a leader when it comes to expanding our capabilities on the ground and in the air. This cooperation will continue today. I will meet my friend Rishi. We will conduct substantive negotiations face-to-face and in delegations.”

Sunak said in a statement “This is a crucial moment in Ukraine’s resistance to a terrible war of aggression they did not choose or provoke. They need the sustained support of the international community to defend against the…

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This article was written by Martin Belam (now) and Jordyn Beazley (earlier) and originally published on www.theguardian.com