Ukraine’s President Zelensky to visit UK today for the first time since the Russian invasion

KYIV, UKRAINE - NOVEMBER 19: In this handout image issued by Ukrainian Presidency, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meet in Ukraine's capital Kyiv on November 19, 2022. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday made a surprise visit to Kyiv to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in his first visit to the embattled country since taking office last month.(Photo by Ukrainian Presidency via Getty Images)

Volodymyr Zelensky will visit the UK TODAY for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine.

The hero President will meet with Rishi Sunak in Downing Street this morning.

Volodymyr Zelensky will visit the UK today for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine

He’ll also deliver an historic address to MPs in Parliament at 1pm, before visiting Ukrainian troops training in the South West.

The PM said: “President Zelensky’s visit to the UK is a testament to his country’s courage, determination and fight, and a testament to the unbreakable friendship between our two countries.”

In No10 the two world leaders will discuss a joint approach to countering Mad Vlad Putin’s aggression.

This will start with a fresh surge of British military equipment being sent to Ukraine, which will then be reinforced by long-term support.

The PM will also offer up more opportunities for Ukrainian troops to train in the UK, including on fighter jets.

This will ensure brave pilots can use state-of-the-art NATO standard jets in future battles.

Mr Sunak added: “Since 2014, the UK has provided vital training to Ukrainian forces, allowing them to defend their country, protect their sovereignty and fight for their territory.

“I am proud that today we will expand that training from soldiers to marines and fighter jet pilots, ensuring Ukraine has a military able to defend its interests well into the future.”

Britain will also provide Ukraine with military equipment containing long range capabilities.

The gear will be crucial for disrupting Russia’s ability to target critical national infrastructure.

So far 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers have completed training on British soil.

A further 20,000 troops are expected to do the same this year.