UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace met with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv to discuss war efforts
UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace traveled to Kyiv to meet President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov to discuss Ukraine’s efforts to fight off Russia’s brutal and unjustified invasion, Sky News reported.
In a statement, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said the working visit took place to allow the Defense Secretary to hear first-hand how the operational needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are developing as the conflict’s nature continues to change.
“This will ensure that the UK’s continued support is evolving to meet those requirements and is tailored to the situation on the ground,” it said.
Mr. Wallace then visited Minister Reznikov on the first of the two-day visit before speaking with President Zelenskyy about how the UK support will continue to meet Ukraine’s needs as the conflict enters a different phase.
“The three agreed to work even more closely going forward in support of their shared goal of enabling Ukraine to liberate itself from illegal Russian occupation. They also discussed the range of equipment and training the UK is currently providing and what further support we can offer to help Ukrainian forces to defend their country,” Britain’s Ministry of Defense has said.
It added that the meetings focused on the UK continuing to “provide operationally effective lethal aid that meets the current and future threats facing Ukraine.”