Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey has met Volodymyr Zelensky during the President’s first visit to the UK since Russia’s invasion.

The Shadow Secretary of State for Defence met the Ukrainian leader following his address to both Houses of Parliament in the historic Westminster Hall.

President Zelensky gave a speech thanking the UK for its support saying “Freedom will win”.

John Healey said: “It was a pleasure to meet Volodymyr Zelensky following his powerful address to both Houses of Parliament.

“His inspirational words remind us of the cost of freedom, and the value of support provided by the UK and NATO allies. We stand united in support for Ukraine, as we did a year ago.”

The President’s visit comes as it was announced that the UK will expand its training of Ukrainian forces to cover fighter jet pilots and marines.

Further sanctions are also set to be imposed on Russia.

John said: “It’s approaching a year since Russia’s invasion began and the UK continues to be united in its support of Ukraine making it clear that the country will stand with them for as long as it takes and signal to Putin that things will get worse not better for Russia.”