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Boris Johnson thanked Ukrainians and presented ceramic chickens as he candidly walked around Kyiv Fortress with Zelensky

BORIS Johnson was thanked by Ukrainians and gifted a ceramic chicken during his visit to the war-torn country.

The British Prime Minister walked openly in Kiev today with Ukrainian President Vologymyr Zelenskyy, surrounded by dozens of armed soldiers.

Chicken Kyiv - Zelenskyy Boris Johnson holds souvenirs presented by a civilian in Kyiv

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Chicken Kyiv – Zelenskyy Boris Johnson holds souvenirs presented by a civilian in KyivCredit: AP
The couple walked openly in Kyiv today

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The couple walked openly in Kyiv todayPhoto credit: Reuters
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Britain will send 120 armored vehicles and anti-ship missiles to Ukraine after Boris Johnson hit Zelenskyy
Johnson spoke of Britain's

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Johnson spoke of Britain’s “long-term support” for Ukraine during the meetingPhoto credit: Reuters

The couple strolled the eerily empty streets before encountering surprised citizens who thanked Boris for Britain’s help.

Then a woman approached the two leaders and presented them with two jars in the form of roosters.

The Prime Minister thanked the woman and explained: “I’m from London”. To which she replied: “I know, I’m from Kharkiv”.

It comes as Britain will send anti-ship missiles to bombard Putin’s Black Sea Fleet blockading Ukraine.

Sources said Britain would send sea-gliding Harpoon missiles capable of firing warships at a range of more than 80 miles over the horizon.

And 120 armored vehicles, including tracked armored vehicles known as Spartans, will also be donated.

The vehicles first entered service in 1978 and were due to be retired.

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Other Vehicles Mastiff, Husky and Wolfhound armored personnel carriers designed to protect troops from improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The prime minister called Zelensky a lion and said Ukraine had braved the odds in battle Russia and insisted that Britain stand by them steadfastly.

yesterday he Pledged £100m from further British military Support, including anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons and so-called “suicide drones” that roam the battlefield before engaging their target.

And today he met President Zelenskyy in Kyiv for an unannounced visit for new talks on the end of the Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin’s War.

Boris Johnson vowed to give Ukraine weapons, technology and intelligence to ensure “Putin must fail”.

He praised the courage of ordinary Ukrainians, condemned Putin’s regime for its “war crimes” and promised to tighten sanctions week by week until Russia is defeated.

In Kyiv he said: “The world has found new heroes, and these heroes are the people of Ukraine. “The Ukrainians have shown the courage of a lion.”

And he praised President Zelenskyy for making sure the lion roared.

He said Britain and its allies would give Ukraine “the equipment, the technology, the know-how and the intelligence so that Ukraine will never be attacked again”.

“So Ukraine is so fortified and so protected that Ukraine can never be harassed again, never be blackmailed again,” he added.

“Never be threatened in the same way again.”

He warned there was “much work to be done to ensure that Ukraine succeeds, that Ukraine wins and that Putin must fail.”

He added: “What Putin has done in places like Bucha and Irpin, his war crimes have tarnished his reputation and the reputation of his government,” he said.

“We will continue to tighten sanctions against Russia week by week, not just freezing assets in banks and sanctioning oligarchs who walk away from our use of Russian hydrocarbons.

“And we will give you the support you need, economic support, but of course also the defensive military support.”

Johnson and Zelensky were pictured alone in a room with a British and Ukrainian flag next to them today.

Deputy Head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine Andriy Sybiha said: “Britain is a leader in defense support to Ukraine. The leader of the anti-war coalition. The leader of the sanctions against the Russian aggressor.”

A #10 The spokesman said the prime minister traveled to Ukraine to meet Zelenskyy in person “as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people”.

The surprise meeting comes as Russia unleashed a fresh wave of terror on Friday bombed the Kramatorsky railway station in eastern Ukraine.

At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the barbaric attack, which involved a missile with “For the Children” scrawled on the side.

President Zelensky criticized the attack in a social media post yesterday, saying: “This is an evil that knows no bounds.”

“The occupiers hit Kramatorsk station with a Point-U [missile]where thousands of peaceful Ukrainians were waiting to be evacuated,” the Ukrainian leader wrote on Instagram, before the death toll was updated.

“About 30 people died, about 100 people were injured in varying degrees. Police and rescuers are already on site. Russian non-humans do not abandon their methods.

“Since they lack the strength and courage to stand up to us on the battlefield, they cynically destroy the civilian population.

“It is an evil that knows no bounds. And if it’s not punished, it will never stop.”

EU President Ursula von der Leyen visited Bucha – the site of recent alleged Russian atrocities – on Friday.

Von der Leyen said she witnessed the “unthinkable” in the devastated city, which had been occupied by Russian troops days earlier.

She also presented Zelenskyy with an official membership questionnaire at a historic joint press conference in Kyiv.

It comes as Britain agrees to send 120 armored cars – including Mastiffs – to Ukraine and more warplanes to the Russian border in a fight against Putin.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Britain would bolster the armament of the war-torn nation and vowed to do everything possible to support them Fight against Putin’s troops.

The vehicles were previously used in Afghanistan to withstand Taliban explosives – and can be shipped via Europe.

They can transport up to eight soldiers plus two other crew members – and can also be armed with other weapons.

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The sun understands that ministers want to send up to 200 of them over time.

The UK will send two more Typhoon jets to Romania next week to support them Nato Forces out there – join four already in the region.

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At least 50 people were reportedly killed in KramatorskPhoto credit: Twitter/@KSergatskova
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Borodyanka is one of several towns liberated by Ukrainian troops in recent daysPhoto credit: Eyevine
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Bobby Allyn

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