Newly appointed Foreign Secretary David Cameron has travelled to Kyiv to pledge the United Kingdom’s long-term support to Ukraine in its ongoing war with Russia.
In a video released by the president's office, the newly appointed UK Foreign Secretary is filmed talking with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“What I wanted to say by being here is that we will continue to give you the moral support, the diplomatic support, the economic support, but above all, the military support that you need, not just this year and next year but for as long as it takes,” said Cameron.
He continued, “I've had some disagreements with Boris Johnson; we've known each other for 40 years, but his support for you was the finest thing he and his government did.
"This comes after a week in which the former British prime minister was appointed UK Foreign Secretary by Rishi Sunak in a cabinet reshuffle.
Lord Cameron's first official visit to Ukraine comes after worries from Ukraine that the conflict in Gaza has distracted from Ukraine receiving military aid.
The Foreign Secretary released a short statement after meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“As winter approaches, we continue to stand with the Ukrainian people as they resist Putin's illegal invasion. In the last three months, they have pushed Russia back in the Black Sea and are opening vital sea trade routes for the Ukrainian economy and global food supplies."
The UK has provided billions of pounds in military aid and provided Ukrainian special forces training on UK soil since Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
The visit comes just a day after Ukrainian forces announced that they had been successful in gaining new positions across the Dnipro River. This marks a potentially significant advance in the Ukrainian counteroffensive.
The Dnipro River has separated Ukrainian and Russian troops for a year after the Russian military withdrew from Kherson.
The news that new positions have been established by Ukrainian forces will be uplifting for Ukrainians. The now four-month-old counteroffensive has failed in regaining significant occupied areas back from Russia.
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