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UK to provide £300m further military aid to Ukraine as war continues

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The UK will commit £300m of navy assist to Ukraine, Downing Road has introduced, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson, prepares to develop into the primary western chief to deal with the nation’s parliament since Russia’s invasion.

Johnson will make a speech to the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s parliament) on Tuesday, Might 3 by way of video hyperlink, Downing road mentioned.

He reportedly will say that Ukraine’s defence in opposition to Russia’s aggression has been the nation’s “most interesting hour”, echoing language utilized by Winston Churchill through the Blitz in 1940.

 

Johnson will on Tuesday announce a £300mn bundle of “defensive navy assist” for Ukraine together with digital warfare gear, a counter-battery radar system, GPS jamming equipment and hundreds of night time imaginative and prescient units, in line with Downing Road.

The UK’s newest announcement of navy assist to Ukraine comes amid recent proof of tensions in Johnson’s cupboard over ranges of British defence spending.

UK’s Defence secretary, Ben Wallace advised the Home of Commons final week that the federal government had given £200mn of kit.

This comes after Joe Biden mentioned final week that he would search lawmakers’ approval for a $33bn bundle of help for Ukraine, together with greater than $20bn of navy assist.

Johnson will speak in regards to the reopening of the British embassy in Kyiv and say the UK is “proud to be amongst Ukraine’s mates” when he addresses the nation’s parliamentarians.

“That is Ukraine’s most interesting hour, an epic chapter in your nationwide story that might be remembered and recounted for generations to return,” Johnson will say.

 

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