2023-01-22 14:26:54

Boris Johnson makes surprise trip to Ukraine

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By Guardian Staff Reporter

Boris Johnson has made a surprise visit to Ukraine, saying it was a privilege to be there to show solidarity with the war-torn nation.

The former prime minister, who is facing fresh questions over his personal finances, was pictured in the town of Borodianka in the Kyiv region.

He said he had travelled to Ukraine at the invitation of president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Rishi Sunak is supportive of his visit, Downing Street indicated, after claims it could undermine the prime ministers authority.

In a statement, Mr Johnson said: It is a privilege to visit Ukraine at the invitation of President Zelenskiy.

The suffering of the people of Ukraine has gone on for too long.

The only way to end this war is for Ukraine to win and to win as fast as possible. This is the moment to double down and to give the Ukrainians all the tools they need to finish the job.

The sooner Putin fails, the better for Ukraine and for the whole world.

A spokesperson for Mr Johnson added that he fully supports UK government policy on Ukraine, including the recent decision to send Challenger 2 tanks.

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