Boris Johnson jets to Kyiv for second surprise meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the news he is in Ukraine to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky with a tweet saying it is “good to be in Kyiv again”

Boris Johnson with Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv today

Boris Johnson has jetted to Kyiv for a second meeting with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

In a show of British solidarity with Ukraine’s fight against Russia, the Prime Minister travelled to the capital on Friday for a second meeting with Mr Zelensky.

The PM confirmed the news by tweeing a picture of himself with Ukraine’s war hero leader, saying: Mr President, Volodymyr, It is good to be in Kyiv again.”

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the head of the UK armed forces, said this week that Vladimir Putin’s war was a “dreadful mistake” and Russia “will never take control of Ukraine “.

“Russia has strategically lost already. NATO is stronger, Finland and Sweden are looking to join,” he said.

Earlier today, the PM pulled out of a speaking engagement in Doncaster, where northern Tory MPs were gathering, without explanation, just days before two crunch by-elections for the party.

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