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UK's Sunak promises long-term support to Ukraine after drone attacks

FILE PHOTO: Leaders of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) meet in Riga

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has told Volodymyr Zelenskiy that the Ukrainian president can count on Britain for support over the long run following recent drone attacks, Sunak's office said on Tuesday.

"The leaders discussed the abhorrent drone attacks on Ukraine in recent days," the spokesperson said in a statement issued after the two leaders spoke earlier in the day.

"The Prime Minister said Ukraine could count on the UK to continue to support it for the long term, as demonstrated by the recent delivery of more than 1000 anti-air missiles."

(Reporting by Muvija M and Farouq Suleiman; editing by William James)