David Cameron makes first official visit to Ukraine as foreign secretary

New foreign secretary David Cameron has made his first official visit to Ukraine where he met with president Zelenskyy in Kyiv and foreign minister Kuleba.

Cameron told his hosts that his support for Ukraine was enduring and heard how Ukraine continues to make progress pushing back Russian forces in Topoli and the Black Sea.

He also discussed Ukraine’s NATO aspirations with Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna.

Cameron said: "As Foreign Secretary, supporting Ukraine against Putin’s aggression is vital, which is why I am pleased to make this my first visit as Secretary of State.

"Russia thinks it can wait this war out, and that the West will eventually turn its attention elsewhere. This could not be further from the truth. In my first discussions with President Zelenskyy in my new role, I made clear that the UK and our partners will support Ukraine and its people for as long as it takes for them to achieve victory.

"As winter approaches, we continue to stand with the Ukrainian people as they resist Putin’s illegal invasion. In the last 3 months, they have pushed Russia back in the Black Sea and are opening vital sea trade routes for the Ukrainian economy and global food supplies."

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