LONDON – The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has arrived in London Stansted via an RAF C-17 Globemaster ahead of meetings with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
As per data from RadarBox.com, Zelenskyy was transported over to London Stansted by ZZ178 under the callsign RRR6373.
RRR6373, the RAF aircraft, departed Rzeszow Airport in Poland at 0919 local time and arrived at London Stansted at 1019 local time.
Sunak Greets Zelenskyy At London Stansted…
This represents Zelenskyy’s third foreign visit, with the meeting with PM Rishi Sunak expected to result in long-term defense commitments from the UK.
Within this trip, Zelenskyy will meet with MPs in Parliament, as well as the King, with the aim of pledging more arms support, such as training fighter jet pilots.
Pictured above is Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcoming the Ukrainian PM with a warm embrace, with him saying the following via Twitter:
“Welcome to the UK, President Zelenskyy”.
Based on information from sources, it is understood that the President will then leave London either tonight or first thing tomorrow morning to address members of the European Parliament as the aim of rallying up further support continues.
It is also unclear whether he will fly out again on the RAF C-17 Globemaster again during this tour.
This is a developing story. More to follow in due course.
UPDATE #1 @ 1249 UK time – The AviationSource photography team managed to get shots of ZZ178 landing into London Stansted, which you can see below!