UK's Sunak discusses Ukraine's long-term needs with Germany's Scholz

Munich Security Conference

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stressed the need to consider strengthening Ukraine's long-term defences in a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Munich Security Conference, Sunak's office said on Saturday.

"The Prime Minister stressed the need for allies to think not just about securing peace in the short term, but about strengthening Ukraine’s long-term defences," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

"The leaders agreed on the need to sustain the record level of international support for Ukraine. They agreed recent international offers of main battle tanks and other equipment would be transformational on the ground," the statement added.

(Reporting by Muvija M in London; editing by Jason Neely)