What's behind the strong British support for Ukraine?

Operation Orbital, a military training programme for Ukrainians, started in 2014, predating Brexit or PM Johnson’s domestic troubles.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on April 9, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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He has collected an enviable number of "firsts".

Months before Russian troops invaded Ukraine and well before this was considered wise, he was the first to break with the Western political consensus by ordering massive deliveries of weapons to the Ukrainian military.

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