On his Facebook account, Prime Minister Johnson announced his surprise meeting reporting new financial and military aid measures
in his country’s struggle against Russia’s barbaric campaignwithout providing further details.
Earlier on Saturday, President Zelensky received Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer in kyiv.
The day before, it was the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who had gone to kyiv to show her support for Ukraine.
She was accompanied by the head of diplomacy of theEU Josep Borrell and Slovak Prime Minister Edouard Heger.
10 billion euros for Ukraine
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said from Warsaw that an international fundraiser raised 10.1 billion euros (C$13.8 billion) to support Ukraine.
The Stand Up for Ukraine campaign was launched by the international organization Global Citizen with the support of the European Union and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Many artists also took part.
The solidarity of countries, companies and people around the world offers some light in this dark hoursaid Ms. Von der Leyen.
” And once the bombs stop falling, we will help the Ukrainian people rebuild their country. We will continue to defend Ukraine. »
Reacting via video message, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that
Ukrainian courage has already united the entire democratic world.
He also called on the West to impose more sanctions on Russian banks and to stop buying Russian oil.
More than 4.3 million Ukrainians have left their country since the Russian invasion on February 24, according to the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). L’UN further estimates the number of internally displaced persons at 7.1 million.