UK PM Johnson visits Kyiv to mark Ukraine Independence Day

Britains Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to look at the flower decoration in the national Ukrainian colours one day ahead of the Independence Day of Ukraine in London, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Britains Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to look at the flower decoration in the national Ukrainian colours one day ahead of the Independence Day of Ukraine in London, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in Kyiv, hailing the “strong will of Ukrainians to resist” Russia’s invasion, as the nation celebrates its Independence Day and marks the milestone of six months of war.

“There’s a strong will of Ukrainians to resist. And that is what (Russian President Vladimir) Putin failed to understand,” Johnson tells reporters during a surprise visit. “You defend your right to live in peace, in freedom, and that’s why Ukraine will win.”

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