A No. 10 spokesperson later confirmed the trip. “The Prime Minister has travelled to Ukraine to meet President Zelenskyy in person, in a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people,” the spokesperson said.
Both will discuss the U.K.’s support to Ukraine, with Johnson engaging in “a new package of financial and military aid,” according to the spokesperson, who did not provide details on the new package.
Surprisingly, the two leaders also took a walk around an area of Kyiv:
Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy going walkabout in Kyiv (and probably causing Johnson's close protection detail to age about 20 years in the process).pic.twitter.com/akZadjF3Uz
— Jimmy (@JimmySecUK) April 9, 2022
The Ukrainians have the courage of a lion.
President @ZelenskyyUa has given the roar of that lion.
The UK stands unwaveringly with the people of Ukraine.
Slava Ukraini 🇬🇧 🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/u6vGYqmK4V
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 9, 2022
That’s something else.
An extraordinary video. Don't miss when they are stopped and greeted by a Kiev resident, in the middle of the clip. https://t.co/DVmh22vLHl
— Inte_Resting (@Inte_Resting) April 9, 2022
Amazing footage. https://t.co/vxfUsxtlLu
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) April 9, 2022