UK PM Rishi Sunak meets Zelenskyy in Kiev

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 11/21/2022 12:48:02 PM

Kiev, Nov 20 British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Saturday and held talks with President VolodymyrZelenskyy as Ukraine's focus shifts to rebuilding Kherson after months of damage done by Russian troops. The British prime minister promised 125 anti-aircraft guns and other airdefense technology. This comes at a time when Russia has been pounding Ukraine’s power grid and other key infrastructure from the air, causing widespread blackouts as the frigid cold of winter draws near.Meanwhile, in recently-liberated Kherson city, Ukraine is mulling voluntary evacuation of citizens as Russian troops have destroyed critical infrastructure, including drinking water supply. Here are the latest developments in Russia- Ukraine war in five points. With friends like you by our side, we are confident in our victory, said Ukraine President Zelenskyy as he met UK PM Rishi Sunak in Kyiv on Saturday. Apart from guns and air-defence tech, Sunak promised Britain would stand with Ukraine until it has won peace and security it needs and deserves,In Kherson, Ukraine is mulling voluntary evacuation of citizens as the city exits without critical infrastructure and it will be difficult for citizens to survive the cold winter. Among those who are willing to leave include elderly and those who have been affected by Russian shelling. Besides, there are mines everywhere, shops and restaurants are closed, there is a scarcity of electricity and water, and explosions day and night as Russian and Ukrainian forces battle just across the Dnieper River. About 70 per cent of the wider Kherson region is still under Russian control. On Saturday evening, two missiles struck an oil depot in Kherson, the first time a depot was hit in the city since the Russians withdrew. As Russia continues to target Ukraine's energy grid, the US warned the world that Vladimir Putin's war offers a preview of a world of tyranny and turmoil that "none of us would want to live.


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