The leaders of the UK and France, Rishi Sunak and Emmanuel Macron, met in Paris to discuss measures to support Ukraine, including joint training of Ukrainian marines and supplying weapons to help repel Russian forces.
Meanwhile, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán claimed that the likelihood of the war in Ukraine escalating into a global conflict is growing.
The UK and France have agreed to jointly train Ukrainian marines and supply weapons to Ukraine as it fights Russian forces.
The two leaders, Rishi Sunak and Emmanuel Macron, stated that the immediate priority was to bolster Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's forces and allow them to "mount a successful counter-offensive".
The measures aim to put Ukraine in the "strongest possible position" to negotiate a ceasefire.
In contrast, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán claimed that the prospect of the war in Ukraine turning into a global conflict is growing.
He criticised Western capitals and accused Ukraine's allies of promoting conflict due to economic interests.
He warned that "the world has never been so close" to a local war turning into a world war.
The UK and France's joint support for Ukraine marks a clear divide from the stance of Sunak's predecessor, Boris Johnson, who had urged the UK to send military support to Ukraine.
Sunak's comments en route to the summit with Macron emphasised the importance of providing additional support to Ukraine to ensure they have an advantage on the battlefield.
The differing characterisations in the available sources highlight the ongoing tensions and complexity of international relations, as the UK and France seek to support Ukraine while Hungary's leader sees the potential for a catastrophic escalation of the conflict.