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Volodymyr Zelensky vowed he had no intention of seizing Russian territory after proposing a new German pledge of £2.4billion in military aid.

The president of Ukraine arrived in Berlin to raise support as his country prepared a counter-offensive.

But he promised that the push would stop at the old borders.

And after holding talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday, Mr Zelensky stressed: “We are not attacking Russian territory. We are preparing a counter-offensive to remove the illegally conquered territories.”

On the eve of his arrival, the German government announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine worth more than £2.4billion, including tanks, anti-aircraft systems and ammunition.

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In a clear sign of support, a Luftwaffe jet flew the Ukrainian president to the German capital from Rome, where he met Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Saturday.

Mr Zelensky said he was grateful for the “powerful package” of air defense and other military equipment provided by Berlin.

But he used the trip to seek more arms deliveries to help his country stave off the Russian invasion – as well as money to rebuild what has been destroyed by more than a year of devastating conflict.

Mr Zelensky tweeted: “Already in Berlin. Armament. A powerful package. Air defense. Reconstruction. EU. NATO. Security,” in an apparent reference to the top priorities of his visit.

Mr Scholz vowed to support Ukraine “as long as necessary” in its fight against Moscow.

After initially reluctance to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine, Germany has become one of the largest suppliers of Leopard 1 and 2 tanks and the IRIS-T SLM air defense system solemn

Mr Zelensky held long talks with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German head of state, who was seized by Kyiv last year over his former close ties to Russia, causing a chill in relations.

Since then, both Steinmeier and Chancellor Scholz have visited Ukraine, assuring Mr. Zelensky of their support against the Russians.

German defense minister Boris Pistorius said Berlin would help Ukraine “as long as it takes.” “

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