David Cameron in Ukraine on first mission as UK foreign secretary
15:00, Thursday, 16 November, 2023
David Cameron has travelled to Kyiv for his first trip as UK foreign secretary in an unannounced visit just days after his surprise appointment.
As he met Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, on Thursday, Cameron pledged that long-term British support for Ukraine would continue. “I wanted this to be my first trip personally. I admire the strength and determination of the Ukrainian people,” said Cameron at the beginning of the meeting , video footage of which was released by the president’s office.
“What I want to say by being here is that we will continue to give you the moral support, the diplomatic support, the economic support but above all the military support that you need, not just this year and next year but for as long as it takes,” said Cameron.
Hosted on his first visit to Ukraine as Foreign Secretary of the UK.
We had a good meeting focused on weapons for the frontline, strengthening air defense, and protecting our people and critical infrastructure.