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 UK committed to support Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, - UK Defense Secretary Fallon

The United Kingdom will provide military aid to Ukraine and continue supporting the country.

This was announced by UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon in Kyiv on Friday, Censor.NET reports citing The Telegraph.

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Britain will stand alongside Ukraine in its confrontation with Russia because freedom cannot be "traded", the defense secretary has said, amid fears Donald Trump may scale back support to Kyiv in a deal with Moscow.

Sir Michael Fallon announced new British military training to Ukrainian forces battling Russian-backed separatists and said a Royal Navy warship will visit the country for the first time in a decade.

He arrived in Kyiv for two days of talks as the U.S. election of Mr. Trump has caused alarm among Ukrainians dismayed at his apparent warmth towards Vladimir Putin.

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In comments likely to be seen as a message to Mr Trump, Sir Michael said: "The values of freedom and democracy cannot be traded."

"Britain is stepping up on the global stage and standing firm with our Ukrainian friends.

"The UK is sending a clear message that we are committed to defending democracy across the world and support Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity."

The remarks follow comments from Mr Trump that he will propose an end to sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea.
 
 
 
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