Rishi Sunak traveled to the Ukrainian capital on Saturday to “confirm UK support” for the country.
A symbolic visit. The new British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, traveled to kyiv on Saturday, November 19, to “confirm the support” of the United Kingdom to Ukraine, announced Downing Street. The country will continue to support kyiv in its war with Russia. “We will stand by your side until Ukraine has won the peace and security it needs and deserves,” he told President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to a video posted on Telegram. by the Ukrainian Presidency. Follow our live.
Kyiv is verifying the authenticity of videos of alleged executions of Russian soldiers. According to Moscow, these videos prove that Ukraine executed several Russian soldiers who had surrendered. “Before launching an investigation, there must be a basis for this. We are in the process of establishing whether these videos are fake,” the spokesman for the general staff told AFP. Ukrainian, Bogdan Senyk. Russia on Friday accused Ukraine of having “brutally” executed more than ten of its soldiers who had laid down their arms, denouncing a “war crime”.
A first train from kyiv arrived in Kherson. This large city in southern Ukraine has not been under Russian occupation since November 9 and its inhabitants celebrated the arrival of the first train at the station on Saturday since the conflict began in late February. This train left kyiv and allowed family reunions, as shown by videos on the spot.
Moscow denounces a “provocative and unprecedented” decision by Poland. Russia on Saturday denounced Warsaw’s decision to deny Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov entry to Polish territory for a meeting of OSCE foreign ministers. “Not only has Warsaw discredited itself in this way, but it has caused irreparable damage to the authority of the entire Organization” for security and cooperation in Europe, the Russian statement said.
Volodymyr Zelensky opposed a “short truce” with Russia. According to the Ukrainian president, such a truce would allow Moscow to have “a respite to regain strength”, he said on Friday. “A truly real, lasting and honest peace can only come from the complete destruction of Russian aggression,” he added.