British PM: The UK must arm Ukraine in the short term but also bolster Ukraine for the long term.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Ukraine “cannot be left vulnerable for attack ever again” in his opening remarks at a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday. Sunak said, “we must arm Ukraine in the short term but also bolster Ukraine in the long term”, while speaking in front of a Challenger 2 battle tank in Dorset. He said Ukrainian crews arrived in the UK last week and will be learning how to use Challenger 2 tanks to defend Ukraine’s sovereign territory next month. He also said the UK has agreed to expand its training program, which Sunak says has trained 10,000 troops in the last six months. Sunak also said the UK “will accelerate the delivery of our equipment” to ensure it reaches Ukraine’s frontline in the coming “days and weeks, not years”.