Truss pledged military aid to Ukraine “as long as necessary” in UN speech

In her first address to the United Nations General Assembly, British Prime Minister Liz Truss promised military aid to Ukraine so that Ukraine would defeat Russia.

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The basics in brief

  • The prime minister does not want to rest “until Ukraine wins.”

“At this critical moment in the conflict, I promise you that we will maintain or increase our military support to Ukraine for as long as necessary,” Truss said in New York on Wednesday. “We will not rest until Ukraine wins,” Truss added.

Truss said on her first trip abroad as head of government that the announcement of partial mobilization by Russian President Vladimir Putin only shows the “absolute failure” of the invasion and strengthens the conviction of Western allies to support Kyiv. Truss noted the arrival of new weapons from the UK in Ukraine “at this very moment”.

The Conservative Party leader also announced that London would spend three per cent of its gross domestic product on defense by 2030 – far more than the 2 per cent demanded by NATO.

In her speech, Truss also called for economic unity as a powerful tool against aggression. She said the G7 and its like-minded partners should “act as an economic alliance” and together defend our prosperity.

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