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April 25, 2022

UK to provide additional military aid to Ukraine

The assistance will include protected mobility vehicles, drones, and anti-tank weapons.

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The UK is set to send additional military assistance to Ukraine, as the ongoing conflict enters the third month.

According to a Reuters report, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during a call, that it will supply a new package of weaponry to the embattled country.

A readout of the call said that the defensive aid will include protected mobility vehicles, drones, and anti-tank weapons.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, to reaffirm support.

During the visit, the US officials informed Ukrainian authorities of more than $322m in new foreign military financing.

An official was quoted by Reuters as saying: “It will provide support for capabilities Ukraine needs, especially the fight in the Donbas.

“This assistance will also help Ukraine’s armed forces transition to more advanced weapons and air defence systems, essentially Nato capable systems.”

This comes days after the US announced an $800m military package that includes howitzers, tactical vehicles, and Phoenix Ghost Tactical Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) for the Ukrainian troops.

With the latest funding, the total US defence assistance to Ukraine increases to nearly $3.7bn since Russia invaded the country.

Major Western countries have been supplying armaments to Ukraine since the conflict began.

Last week, Norway announced that it had shipped the Mistral air defence system for Ukrainian forces. The package is said to include 100 Mistral air defence missiles, as well as multiple launchers.

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