London also announced a new funding item of 500 million dollars (460 million euros) for Ukraine through the World Bank, which brings the total amount of funds committed in this way to 1,000 million dollars (920 million euros). ).
The financial aid, still subject to approval by the British Parliament, will help “continue to keep vital humanitarian services running,” the government said.
For security reasons, Johnson’s official office refused to offer more details about today’s trip, which was made public when the Ukrainian embassy in the United Kingdom released a photograph of both leaders already in a meeting on its Twitter account.
“Ukraine has defied the odds and pushed back the Russian forces from the gates of kyiv,” said the British prime minister, calling the Ukrainian resistance “the greatest war feat of the 21st century.”
Johnson, who had last visited the Ukrainian capital in early February, a few weeks before Russia began its invasion, praised Zelensky’s “determined leadership” and the “invincible heroism and courage of the Ukrainians” who managed to oppose to the “monstrous purposes” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Today I have made it clear that the UK stands unconditionally by your side in this fight and that we are here for the long haul,” he stressed.