Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is in the United Kingdom today to meet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, King Charles, and speak to the British Parliament.
Zelensky will pay a visit to Ukrainian troops training in the United Kingdom at a time when Kyiv is pleading with the West to send more weapons to counter Russian forces.
Zelensky will also meet with King Charles, according to the PA Media agency, which cited Buckingham Palace.
Welcome, President @ZelenskyyUa.— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) February 8, 2023
Zelensky's second international trip
"President Zelensky's visit to the United Kingdom is a testament to his country's courage, determination, and struggle, as well as a testament to our two countries' unbreakable friendship," Sunak said in a statement.
The British prime minister has refused to send fighter jets to Ukraine, despite former Prime Minister Boris Johnson's calls, and has pledged to expand Ukrainian troop training to include fighter pilots and marines.
Britain will also announce new sanctions against those who have assisted Russian President Vladimir Putin in "accumulating his personal wealth and companies that benefit from the Kremlin's war machine" later today.
This will be Zelensky's second trip outside of Russia since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
Zelensky will be in Brussels on Thursday, according to a European official.
According to Reuters, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Brussels tomorrow, Thursday.
With information from REUTERS, APE-MPE.