Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has addressed MPs in the Commons, giving a statement on the G7 Summit that took place over the weekend in Japan. He speaks about a "historic moment" when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attended the summit and the "powerful message" that it sent to the world. Mr Sunak said on Monday: "We will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes." Report by Rowlandi. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
G7 leaders have united around Ukraine's President Zelenskyy at their summit in Japan. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Speaking before leaving the G7 summit in Japan, Rishi Sunak has praised the 'historic' attendance of President Zelenskyy and reinforced the unity and determination of the G7 allies to stand with Ukraine. Mr Sunak hailed President Biden's provision of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine and said that the UK will help train Ukrainian pilots starting this summer. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
In a major boost to beef up Ukraine’s air defence capabilities due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the US has now said it will allow its Western allies to supply Ukraine with advanced fighter jets, including American-made F-16s. National security adviser Jake Sullivan said that President Joe Biden has already "informed his G7 counterparts" of the decision at the bloc's summit in Hiroshima yesterday. US troops will also train Kyiv's pilots to use these advanced jets. Although it seems increasingly likely that Ukraine will eventually receive the advanced jets it so desperately wants, no government has so far confirmed it will send them to Kyiv. Countries can only resell or re-export American military hardware if the US approves it, so this decision actually clears the way for other nations to send their existing stocks of F-16s to Ukraine. The US had been sceptical about providing Ukraine with modern fighter jets…worrying that this decision might be seen as its direct involvement in the war. Its focus has instead been on providing military support on land. Ukraine has long sought advanced jets and President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed the move as a "historic decision".
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Days after claiming full control of the war-ravaged city of Bakhmut, Russia’s Wagner mercenary group has started withdrawing fighters from the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said. "We are withdrawing the units from Bakhmut. From today at five in the morning, May 25 until June 1, most of the units will rebase to camps in the rear. We are handing our positions to the military," Prigozhin announced.
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Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick says net migration is “far too high” after newly published figures for 2022 showed around 606,000 more people are estimated to have moved to the UK than have left. The Office for National Statistics said factors contributing to relatively high levels of immigration over the past 18 months include people coming to the UK from non-EU countries for work, study, and for humanitarian purposes, including those arriving from Ukraine and Hong Kong. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reiterated his desire to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping during an interview with the Associated Press. CBS News anchors Lana Zak and Errol Barnett spoke..