The UK and France have agreed to train Ukrainian marines, helping to give Ukraine “a decisive advantage on the battlefield,” British Premier Rishi Sunak said.
At the first summit between France and the UK since 2018, Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron both confirmed that the meeting marks “a new beginning.”
Speaking at a joint news conference, the two leaders stressed the importance of joint actions to overcome challenges like energy and security, reaffirming unwavering support for Ukraine.
“We’ve agreed to train Ukrainian marines, helping to give Ukraine a decisive advantage on the battlefield and for Ukraine to win this war,” Sunak said.
UK and France share a “special bond and a special responsibility” when the security of Europe is threatened, he noted, adding that the two countries will always be at the forefront of Europe’s defense.