Boris Johnson Visits Kyiv, Pays Tribute to 'Fallen Soldiers' of Ukraine War

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on June 17, marking his second visit to Kyiv since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.

The footage, released via the Prime Minister’s official Facebook page on June 18, shows him and Zelensky walking through Kyiv and paying respects to those who died since the war began.

“It was incredibly moving to walk the streets of Kyiv with you once more, to pay tribute to your fallen soldiers whose sacrifice, unconquerable courage and bravery we will never forget,” Johnson said on Facebook.

Johnson’s last visit to Ukraine was in April, when he was the first G7 leader to visit Ukraine as an expression of wartime solidarity. His second surprise visit came a day after leaders of France, Italy, Germany, and Romania also traveled to Kyiv to meet with Zelensky. Credit: Boris Johnson via Storyful

Video transcript

[CHATTER]

BORIS JOHNSON: It was beautiful to light it.

[CROWD CHEERS]

Slava Ukraini!

[CROWD CHEERS]

How are you? Nice to see you, everybody.

VOLOMYR ZELENSKYY: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

BORIS JOHNSON: Just to say how strongly we support Ukraine and the people of Ukraine. And I want to say thank you for your incredible resistance. Thank you very much. Dyakuyu, everybody, dyakuyu. Thank you.

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