UK PM Sunak shares mum's barfi with Ukraine President
A video showing UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak offering an Indian sweet (barfi) to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has gone viral on social media.
The video, which was first shared by Rishi Sunak, the first Indian-origin British PM, on his official Instagram handle, shows him offering Indian sweet (barfi) made by his mother to Ukraine President Zelenskyy.
In the heartwarming video, shared a day ago, Sunak recalled the incident when he shared Barfi with Zelenskyy, which his mother had made.
"My mum had got some Indian sweets that she wanted to give me that she'd made, called barfi. I saw President Zelenskyy on the Monday after that and he and I were chatting and he was hungry. So I actually gave him some of my mum's barfi which she was very happy to see. She was thrilled by that," the UK PM is heard saying in the video.
The video has received positive reactions from users.
A British Indian baker, of Platinum Pudding Contest fame, Shabnam Russo, wrote, "This is the cutest we can all relate to mum's barfi."
Notably, President Zelenskyy recently visited Britain during his European tour, which was aimed at securing new weapons for a counteroffensive against Russia. It was Zelenskyy's second trip to the UK since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022.
"We're thankful from all our hearts, from Ukrainians, from our soldiers, we are thankful. And this is a privilege to be here,'' Zelenskyy told Sunak.