UK PM Johnson visits Kyiv to mark Ukraine Independence Day
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.”
What happens in Ukraine matters to us all.
That is why I am in Kyiv today.
That is why the UK will continue to stand with our Ukrainian friends.
I believe Ukraine can and will win this war. pic.twitter.com/FIovnqJGTS
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) August 24, 2022