Kiev is promised additional weapons worth 1 billion British Pounds ($1.2 Billion).
The UK will offer “sophisticated air defense systems,”Electronic warfare equipment, drones “thousands of pieces of vital kit”On Wednesday, the British government revealed that Ukraine received 1 billion pounds ($1.24 billion) as part of its conflict with Russia.
Deliveries will be the “first step”To allow Ukrainian forces the freedom to move beyond their borders “valiant defense”Make an effort and work towards “mounting offensive operations”The UK claimed that they were able to recover territory Russia had lost.
“UK weapons, equipment and training are transforming Ukraine’s defenses against this onslaught. And we will continue to stand squarely behind the Ukrainian people to ensure Putin fails in Ukraine,”The statement quoted Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, as saying.
The new supplies will bring London’s overall military aid to Kiev to 2.3 billion pounds ($2.8 billion). Since April’s Russian incursion, Ukraine has had the support of Britain since then. 1.5 billion pounds (1.8 billion) has been provided to Ukraine in aid and economic.
The US-led NATO summit was held in Madrid, Wednesday. “direct threat”To Western security
Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, addressed the group via videolink, requesting more assistance from members states. He also demanded modern weapons systems. “break the Russian artillery advantage.”
He claimed the fighting is costing Kiev around $5 billion every month, and that – unlike Russia – Ukraine does not have oil and gas revenue to cover the deficit.
Moscow warned repeatedly against the supply of weapons by the US and UK to Ukraine. It said it would only prolong the fighting while raising the possibility of direct military confrontation between Russia-West.
Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. These protocols, which were brokered by France and Germany, were first signed on February 24, 2014. Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”
In February 2022 the Kremlin acknowledged the Donbass republics to be independent states. They demanded Ukraine declare its neutrality and refuse any Western military alliances. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked.