Rishi Sunak spouse Akshata Murty welcomes Volodymyr Zelensky’s spouse Olena at No10

Ukraine’s first girl, Olena Zelenska, has been welcomed to Downing Street by Akshata Murty, the spouse of Rishi Sunak.

Mrs Murty greeted the spouse of Volodymyr Zelensky with a smile on the door to No10 as they met on Thursday. After embracing, the pair turned to the cameras, held arms and waved earlier than turning to enter No 10.

The two girls loved tea collectively in Downing Street, in addition to visited the Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London. The pair final met outdoors No10 Downing Street on May 4 2023, throughout a go to which noticed Mrs Zelenska attend the coronation of the King at Westminster Abbey.

It got here as final Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine’s president Mr Zelensky vowed that his nation will win towards Putin’s invasion. In a speech within the capital Kyiv, he mentioned: “None of us will enable our Ukraine to finish.

The two women entered as GB and Ukrainian flags were put up behind them

The two girls entered as GB and Ukrainian flags have been put up behind them
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The pair shared a pot of tea and cakes together

The pair shared a pot of tea and desserts collectively
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“That’s why, to the words ‘end of the war’, we always add ‘on our terms’. That’s why the word ‘peace’ always goes with ‘fair’. We are fighting for it. For 730 days of our lives already. And we will win on the best day of our life.”

Kyiv officers mentioned on Thursday that Russian forces are pushing laborious towards extra Ukrainian cities and villages in jap and southeastern Ukraine as Moscow tries to press its present benefit in weapons and troops. Despite Russia’s obvious offensive momentum on the bottom, Ukraine mentioned it has shot down greater than a dozen Russian warplanes this month, together with three on Thursday, because the Kremlin’s forces pushed ahead.

They visited the Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London

They visited the Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London
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Mr Zelensky confirmed that 31,000 Ukrainian troopers have been killed in motion within the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. “31,000 Ukrainian navy personnel have been killed on this struggle. Not 300,000, not 150,000, not no matter Putin and his deceitful circle have been mendacity about. But however, every of those losses is a good sacrifice for us,” Mr Zelensky said at the weekend.

The Ukrainian leader said that he wouldn’t disclose the number of troops that were wounded or missing. It is the first time that Kyiv has confirmed the number of its losses since Moscow started the full-scale invasion on February 24 2022.