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The UK is sending 6,000 more missiles to Ukraine: UK PM Boris Johnson

Photo Credit: By Ben Shread / Cabinet Office

6,000 more missiles will be provided by the United Kingdom to help Ukraine in its war against Russia in the new package announced by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

A UK Foreign Office conflict security and stabilisation fund will provide £25 million ($33 million) to help pay the salaries of Ukrainian soldiers and pilots in addition to anti-tank and high explosive weaponry.

As the prime minister noted, there are already signs that [Russian President Vladimir Putin] is failing in Ukraine. An unprovoked attack on their homeland has proven to be an overwhelming challenge for the Ukrainian people, who have proven to be remarkably brave and tenacious.

“But we cannot and will not stand by while Russia grinds Ukraine’s towns and cities into dust. The United Kingdom will work with our allies to step up military and economic support to Ukraine, strengthening their defences as they turn the tide in this fight.”

UK has already supplied over 4,000 anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, including Next generation Light Anti-Tank Weapons Systems, or NLAWs, and Javelin missiles.

24 March 2022


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