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In Pics: Boris Johnson visits Kyiv, assures further support to Ukraine against Russia

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Thursday, made a surprise visit to Kyiv where he held a meeting with his ally Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Thursday, made a surprise visit to Kyiv where he held a meeting with his ally Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 

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Both the leaders greeted Kyiv residents gathered near Mykhailivs’ka Square.

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They also visited Johnson St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv. Both of them honoured the fallen soldiers by observing a moment of silence. 

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The leaders of the two states talked to the Ukrainian military. “I wish you success and congratulations on the destruction of this equipment,” said Boris Johnson.

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Zelenskyy and Johnson also visited an exhibition of destroyed military equipment of the Russian occupiers on Friday.

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Among the exhibits were a self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and cannon complex ‘Pantsir-S1’, a T-72B3 tank, a BMD-2 infantry fighting vehicle, a BMD-4 turret, according to Zelenskyy’s office. 

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Interestingly, Johnson gifted Robert Hardman’s Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 

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The UK is leading in defence support to Ukrainian troops, the anti-war coalition as well as sanctions against the Russian Federation. 

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