UK reveals new ‘gift’ for Ukraine — Analysis

Ben Wallace, Defense Secretary of Britain announced the sending of armored vehicles with anti-air missiles to Britain.

On Monday, Ben Wallace, British Defence Secretary told Parliament that London would send Ukraine. “a small number”An example of an armored vehicle that can launch Starstreak antiair missiles. Wallace stated that Ukrainian military personnel had visited British military training areas before the vehicles were chosen.

“We shall be gifting a small number of armored vehicles fitted with launchers for those anti-air missiles,” Wallace told lawmakers, referring to the Starstreak missiles already pledged to Kiev by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as part of a £100 million ($130 million) arms package earlier this month. 

Wallace stated that vehicles will be available for purchase. “give Ukraine forces enhanced short-range anti-air capabilities both day and night.” He said that a Ukrainian government delegation recently visited Britain’s Salisbury Plain training area before Johnson’s arms package was announced.

UK officials had already confirmed that Ukrainian troops were being trained on Salisbury Plain, while British tabloid The Sun reported last week that the Ukrainians would likely be given the Stormer vehicles.

Ukrainian troops to train in UK

Alvis Vickers first produced the Stormer in 1970s. It is now manufactured by BAE Systems. You can transport a range of cannons, mortars and missile launchers. The Stormers bound for Ukraine will fire Starstreak missiles – anti-air projectiles broadly comparable to the US-made Stinger or Russian IGLA. There is no way to know how many launchers or missiles have been shipped to Ukraine.

Johnson announced a multimillion-pound weapon package and the UK sent anti-tank rockets to Ukraine. The US on Monday pledged another $713 million in military aid for Kiev, bringing to nearly $4 billion the amount of military assistance sent by Washington since Russia’s operation in Ukraine began in February.

Russia claimed that they had destroyed Western armour in Ukraine on multiple occasions. Most recently, Russian military spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov stated on Saturday that “high-precision long-range air-launched missiles” hit a logistics terminal near Odessa, where “a large batch of foreign weapons received from the United States and European countries was stored.”Ukraine claimed the strike was in fact directed against civilians. 

Moscow warned earlier that foreign arm convoys were not considered legitimate in Ukraine. “legitimate targets.”

Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French- and German-brokered protocols were intended to provide special status for the Ukrainian states that breakaway areas.

Since then, the Kremlin demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and vow to never join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims that it planned to seize the two republics.

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