British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become the first owner of the Ukrainian Railways “loyalty card”, “Ukrzaliznytsia”. In a Facebook post, Ukrainian Railways, Ukrzaliznytsia said Boris Johnson had become the first member of its “Loyalty Club” and noted that he had chosen the railway for the third time for his visit to Kyiv. Ukrainian Railways expressed gratitude to Johnson for supporting Ukraine on Independence Day.
“The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson chose the railway for the third time to travel to Kyiv, and thus became the first owner of a loyalty card presented directly by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ‘Ukrzaliznytsia,’ Ukrzaliznytsia said in a Facebook post.
The Ukrainian Railways decision came as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise visit to Kyiv to demonstrate the UK’s “unwavering and long-term support” to Ukraine as it marks 31 years of independence on Wednesday August 24. It was Boris Johnson’s third visit to Kyiv. Ukraine since Moscow launched a military offensive in Kyiv on February 24. In the Facebook post, Ukrainian Railways said: “Railways is grateful to Mr. Johnson for his support on our Independence Day and expects to see one of Ukraine’s greatest friends more often. Ukraine on Ukrainian trains. – after the end of the war and unrest.” Ukrainian Railways in the Facebook post said that they plan to launch the loyalty program soon.
Ukraine presents ‘Order of Liberty’ award to Boris Johnson
On August 24, Ukraine presented its highest civilian honor for foreign nationals “The Order of Liberty” to Boris Johnson for the United Kingdom’s “unwavering support” of the nation’s “freedom” torn apart. war. During his visit to Kyiv, the British Prime Minister met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. During the meeting, the two sides discussed various issues, including Ukraine’s defense needs. Johnson and Zelenskyy also spoke about the situation around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the challenges Ukraine may face during the winter, Britain’s involvement in rebuilding a war-torn nation and other economic issues.
What is happening in Ukraine concerns us all.
That’s why I’m in Kyiv today.
That is why the UK will continue to stand with our Ukrainian friends.
I believe that Ukraine can and will win this war. pic.twitter.com/FIovnqJGTS
—Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) August 24, 2022
UK PM announces new military package for Ukraine
According to the statement issued by the Ukrainian presidential office, Zelenskyy said: “Ukraine has a friend that not everyone is lucky enough to have.” Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude to Johnson for all the support given by him and the UK to Ukraine during the ongoing war with Russia. During the meeting, Boris Johnson announced a new £54million military aid package for Ukraine, which includes unmanned surveillance and anti-tank munitions, according to the press release issued by the British government. He stressed that the new military assistance package will help to strengthen Ukraine’s military capacity and long-range surveillance.