During a visit to Ukraine on Sunday, the new Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, pledged greater military assistance and more sanctions against Russia. This showed sustained commitment by liberal countries to back Ukraine’s fight to resist the Russian invasion.
During a press conference in Kyiv, the nation’s capital, President Volodymyr Zelensky referred to the visit as the first time in the history of diplomatic ties between the two countries that an Australian prime minister had travelled to his nation.
At least eight Ukrainian men were executed by Russian paratroopers in Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv, and hundreds of civilians were held captive in Hostomel, a town approximately 10 miles outside of Kyiv by Russian forces. Mr. Albanese visited both of these locations during his tour of the sites of Russian atrocities committed during the war.
The effort made by the Biden administration to establish a global coalition of nations isolating Russia and aiding Ukraine has been met with resistance from nations that are perceived by Washington as being neutral, such as India and Brazil. Despite this, the United States and the European Union have found partners in not just Australia, but other nations as well, including Japan.