U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a surprise visit to Kyiv on Ukraine’s independence day.

The country is celebrating 31 years since it declared independence from the Soviet Union.

It is also six months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started.

The British prime minister shared a photograph of himself alongside President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and tweeted: “What happens in Ukraine matters to us all.

“That is why I am in Kyiv today. That is why the UK will continue to stand with our Ukrainian friends.

“I believe Ukraine can and will win this war.”

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