British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will announce a new package of military support for Ukraine as he meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday, Downing Street said in a statement.
Sunak “will confirm the further UK provision of hundreds of air defense missiles and further unmanned aerial systems including hundreds of new long-range attack drones with a range of over 200km,” the statement said.
The package will be delivered over the coming months as Ukraine prepares to intensify its resistance against Russia’s invasion, it added.
The two leaders will meet at Chequers, the prime minister’s country residence in Buckinghamshire, according to the statement. Zelensky will be the first world leader Sunak has hosted at Chequers, it added.
“This is a crucial moment in Ukraine’s resistance to a terrible war of aggression they did not choose or provoke," Sunak was quoted as saying. "They need the sustained support of the international community to defend against the barrage of unrelenting and indiscriminate attacks that have been their daily reality for over a year."
Zelensky's trip to the UK follows an announcement by the British Defense Mministry that Britain has delivered "Storm Shadow" long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine ahead of the highly anticipated counteroffensive.