Russia-Ukraine war news: Zelensky in U.K. to meet Rishi Sunak

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LONDON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in the United Kingdom Monday morning, where he is expected to receive new military aid commitments from British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Zelensky’s previously-unannounced visit to Britain is the latest stop on a tour of Western European countries aimed at securing new aid commitments for the war and maintaining the support of Kyiv’s allies.

Ukraine’s leader previously secured fresh commitments from Berlin and Paris for military aid and support during weekend visits to those cities. Germany announced a new military aid package for Ukraine totaling $2.95 billion, almost doubling its commitment since the start of the war. And Ukraine announced after Zelensky’s surprise visit to Paris that France agreed to train and equip several Ukrainian battalions with tens of armored vehicles and light tanks.

Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.

“What we are now seeing is absolutely unprecedented,” said Maria Kuznetsova, a spokesperson for rights group OVD-Info, which says that nearly 20,000 people have been detained for opposing the war, and hundreds have been criminally charged, including children. “We have never seen such numbers in Russia.”

Pannett reported from Wellington, New Zealand. Christian Shepherd in Taipei, Taiwan, contributed to this report.

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