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Repeating Winston Churchill, Boris Johnson salutes Ukraine’s ‘finest hour’ in historic parliamentary address

BORIS Johnson will join Winston Churchill in a historic address to Ukraine’s parliament today, celebrating the defense against Vladimir Putin’s war machine as the nation’s “finest hour”.

Via video link, the Prime Minister is set to lay out details of a new £300m military support package.

Bpros Johnson will join Winston Churchill in a historic address to Ukraine's Parliament today

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Bpros Johnson will join Winston Churchill in a historic address to Ukraine’s Parliament today
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Winston Churchill’s famous “Finest Hour” speech was delivered shortly after the fall of France in 1940

Downing Street said last night it will include electronic warfare equipment, a radar system, a GPS jammer and thousands of night vision goggles.

His address to the Verkhovna Rada follows his unannounced visit to the capital Kyiv last month and is another show of solidarity with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Mr Johnson will say: “When my country faced the threat of invasion during the Second World War, our Parliament, like yours, continued to meet throughout the conflict.

“And the British people showed such unity and determination that we remember our time of greatest peril as our finest hour.

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“This is Ukraine’s finest hour, an epic chapter in your national history that will be remembered and told for generations to come.

“Their children and grandchildren will say that Ukrainians taught the world that the brute force of an attacker counts for nothing against the moral might of a people determined to be free.”

Churchill’s famous “Finest Hour” speech was delivered shortly after the fall of France in 1940.

In March, Mr Zelensky received thunderous applause from MPs when he addressed Parliament via video, channeling Churchill’s “We will fight them on the beaches” speech.

From his Kiev bunker, he vowed that Russian invaders would be defeated “at sea and in the air.” He promised: “We will fight for our country at any cost. We will fight in the forests, in the fields, on the shores, on the streets.”

The new British aid to Ukraine will also include long-range Brimstone missiles and Stormer air defense vehicles, as well as heavy-duty aerial drones to provide logistical support to isolated units.

However, investigations are reportedly under way into how British-made components were used in Russian-deployed weapons.

The Royal United Services Institute said that components made in the UK, US, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan and the Netherlands were found at an abandoned Borisoglebsk-2 mobile jamming system.

Meanwhile, the first civilians who fled the Azovstal “Alamo” steelworks in ambushed Mariupol were expected to reach the relative safety of Zaporizhia last night.

Around 100 people – mostly women and children – fled the sprawling steelworks on Sunday in a major humanitarian breakthrough.

More were to follow after Zelensky signaled yesterday that the United Nations-Red Cross-backed mission would resume at 8am.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba confirmed it was “ongoing” but declined to say how many people were involved.

He warned: “Everything is very fragile. Things can fall apart at any moment, so it’s better to wait until the evacuation is over.”

Some 2,000 soldiers and 500 civilians were trapped in tunnels and bunkers where soldiers put up a desperate last stand in the last part of the city still under Ukrainian control.

Yesterday, European football chiefs confirmed that Russian sides will be banned from next season’s Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

Uefa also banned Russia from attending the Women’s Championship in England in July and from qualifying for next year’s Women’s World Cup.

Russia’s bids to host the 2028 and 2032 men’s EUROs were also rejected.

Meanwhile, EU politicians remain at odds over how the bloc can wean itself off of Russian energy supplies.

Germany’s economy minister Robert Habeck said his country was not ready to block gas but could deal with an oil ban by the end of the year. Hungary opposes banning both Russian oil and gas.

Boris Johnson is set to lay out details of a new £300m military support package via video link

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Boris Johnson is set to lay out details of a new £300m military support package via video link
About 100 people, mostly women and children, escaped from the besieged Azovstal Steelworks in the raided Mariupol

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About 100 people, mostly women and children, escaped from the besieged Azovstal Steelworks in the raided Mariupol

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