Russia-Ukraine war: UK PM warns Putin will not stop if he wins in Ukraine and victory would embolden Russian allies – as it happened

Sunak says support for Ukraine will not ‘waver’ as he announces £2.5bn military aid – video Rishi Sunak said if the UK wavered in its support of Ukraine it would embolden Vladimir Putin and “his allies in North Korea, Iran and elsewhere”. Giving a press conference alongside Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv, the prime minister said “our opponents around the world believe that we have neither the patience nor the resources for long wars”. He added: Ukraine is not alone, and Ukraine will never be alone. Putin might think that he can outlast us but he is wrong. We stand with you today, tomorrow and for as long as it takes. Because this war is about Ukraine’s right to defend itself and to determine your own future and the Ukrainian people’s historic choice to be an independent democracy at the heart of Europe. Your quest for freedom has inspired and moved the British people and for the free nations of the world, aid to Ukraine is also an investment in our own collective security. Because if Putin wins in Ukraine, he will not stop there, and our opponents around the world believe that we have neither the patience nor resources for long wars. So waver now and we emboldened not just Putin, but his allies in North Korea, Iran and elsewhere. That’s why the United Kingdom and the free world will continue to stand with Ukraine, as we have since the very beginning of this war. Updated at 10.48 EST 2d ago10.55 EST Closing summary The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and British prime minister, Rishi Sunak, on Friday signed a security accord between the two countries in Kyiv. Zelenskiy described it as an “unprecedented security agreement”. Local media cited him as saying the agreement would remain in effect until Ukraine […]

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