Following the Russian attack faced by Ukrainians, the former UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said the only way to end the war in Ukraine is for the country to win.
Mr Johnson, who on Sunday travelled to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, was received by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Conservative MP said it was a “privilege” to visit the country at the invitation of Mr Zelensky.
During Mr Johnson’s visit to Ukraine, he was received by Mr Zelensky and other Ukrainian ministers in Kyiv.
This is the moment to double down, and to give the Ukrainians all the tools they need to finish the job
“I welcome Boris Johnson, a true friend of Ukraine, to Kyiv. Boris thanks for your support!” wrote Mr Zelensky on Telegram.
He also visited the towns of Bucha and Borodyanka, to the north-west of Kyiv, which were occupied by Russian forces in March last year.
After Russian troops were repelled, scenes of mass destruction were discovered in the two towns, including the bodies of civilians strewn along a street in Bucha.
Mr Johnson said “the suffering of the people of Ukraine has gone on for too long. The only way to end this war is for Ukraine to win – and to win as fast as possible, This is the moment to double down, and to give the Ukrainians all the tools they need to finish the job. The sooner Putin fails, the better for Ukraine and for the whole world.”
Current UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was said to be “supportive” of Mr Johnson’s visit.
Mr Sunak is “always supportive of all colleagues showing that the UK is behind Ukraine and will continue to support them,” his press secretary said.
Mr Johnson’s visit comes as increased pressure is being put on allies of Ukraine, including Germany, to supply more tanks to the war-torn country.