UK PM wants ‘more lethal’ weapons for Ukraine – media — Analysis

Boris Johnson (Prime Minister of the UK) told his cabinet Tuesday that he would provide Ukraine with electricity. “more lethal”The Times, reporting on Wednesday from a government source, reported that military aid was being provided to support the country against the Russian invasion.

After Moscow’s military operation on February 24, Western countries urgently supplied Ukraine with arms. Kiev has asked repeatedly for additional aid after Moscow launched its military campaign on February 24.

At the same meeting, Admiral Tony Radakin from the Defense Staff was reported to have said that the UK was moving towards a “new phase”Its support for Ukraine.

The report states that Boris Johnson didn’t specify which weapons he was thinking of. According to a defense source, Ukraine has the weapons it needs. “longer-range deep fires,”This includes heavy artillery.

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The British Army’s AS-90 self-propelled guns were described as one option, but the source noted that they were old systems, due to be replaced in 2026.

The Times said the prime minister was also impressed with Kiev’s use of the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 attack drones, and was “keen for the US to provide Ukraine with anti-ship missiles and more advanced air defense systems.”

Johnson made a promise last week to add 6,000 antitank and “high explosive”Missiles for Kiev However, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked NATO to help. “one percent”Its tanks and planes. The US-led bloc was also repeatedly asked by him to establish a no fly zone above Ukraine. This would require that Western countries shoot down Russian warplanes. NATO refused to grant the request out of fear that it would be in conflict with Moscow.

Moscow attacked Ukraine in late February, following a seven-year standoff over Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. Minsk Protocol, which was French and German-brokered, was intended to regulate the state of regions in the Ukrainian state.

Russia now demands that Ukraine declares itself neutral and vows to never rejoin NATO. Kiev denies that Russia launched the Russian attack and claims it had plans to seize the two republics.

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