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On a visit to Poland, Rishi Sunak is to announce a new military aid package to Ukraine worth half a billion pounds. Archive photo: Alastair Grant / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 23.04.2024 00:20:26

War and conflicts: The package is worth half a billion pounds – around NOK 6.8 billion. It is expected that Sunak will also warn that Russia must be stopped to prevent the country’s forces from penetrating even further into Europe.

– Defending Ukraine against Russia’s brutal ambitions is crucial for our security and for the whole of Europe. If Vladimir Putin is allowed to succeed in this war of aggression, he will not stop at the Polish border, says a statement from Sunak before the visit.

– Ukraine’s armed regimes continue to fight with great courage, but they need our help, and they need it now.

The meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is Sunak’s first trip abroad this month. The trip will show Sunak’s conservative party that he is still in control, despite unrest in the party. Sunak is expected to lose in the election, which is announced later this year.

Britain has long shown clear support for Ukraine, and the new package means that aid to the war-torn country will exceed £3 billion in the current budget year.

(© NTB)

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