Britain sends more lethal weapons to Ukraine — Analysis
Defence minister: The most recent shipment contains artillery and ammo as well anti-air rockets
British Defence Minister Ben Wallace stated that on Thursday the UK “a number of countries”In an effort to stop the Russian military from advancing, they are increasing their arms supply to Ukraine. Britain has sent anti-tank missiles to the war-torn state in thousands.
“There’ll be more lethal aid going into Ukraine as a result of today. A number of countries have come forward either with new ideas or indeed more pledges of money,”After a London donor conference, Wallace spoke to reporters about increasing weapons shipments to Kiev.
Wallace said that Britain’s latest cache of weapons would include longer-range artillery, ammunition, and anti-air missiles.
The UK has already donated more than 4,000 NLAW anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, at a cost of £20,000 ($26,300) per disposable unit.
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, told his cabinet earlier in the week that he would provide healthcare. “more lethal”According to reports, the weapons for Ukraine include artillery and anti-ship missiles as well advanced air defense systems. It is unclear whether the air defense systems mentioned by Johnson and Wallace would be shoulder-fired missiles, like the ‘Stinger’ units already sent by some NATO countries, or larger vehicle-mounted missile batteries.
The Russian military has already declared that convoys of equipment are prohibited from entering Ukraine. This would create problems for the Ukrainian government. “legitimate targets”Once on Ukrainian territory.
There is much debate about the effectiveness and efficiency of weapons that the UK sent. The Ukrainian government claimed that they have destroyed much more Russian equipment and records than Moscow, while Russia claims its military operation continues as planned. Russian troops captured the Ukrainian army near Kiev and have been withdrawn so that they can concentrate on other matters. “the final stage of the operation” – defeating the Ukrainian military in the Donbass region, Moscow said on Wednesday.
For the Ukrainian military, foreign arms shipments are essential, as the country’s defense industry has been “practically destroyed,”Alexey Arestovich was a consultant to Volodymyr Zelensky (Ukraine President).
Moscow attacked its neighbor in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. French and German protocols were designed to normalize those areas within Ukraine’s state.
Russia now demands that Ukraine declare itself neutral and vows to not join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims it planned to seize the two republics.
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