More British weapons are to be sent to Ukraine it has been announced.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today that lethal defensive weapons and non-lethal aid would be sent to the country.
🚨 NEWS | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: "In light of the increasingly threatening behaviour from Russia, the UK will shortly be providing a further package of military support to Ukraine. This will include lethal aid in the form of defensive weapons and non-lethal aid." pic.twitter.com/FbdzLSdvEE
— George Allison (@geoallison) February 23, 2022
The Prime Minister said:
“In light of the increasingly threatening behaviour from Russia, and in line with our previous support, the UK will shortly be providing a further package of military support to Ukraine. This will include lethal aid in the form of defensive weapons and non-lethal aid.”
The UK has already sent anti-tank weapons to the Ukrainian military to help counter Russian forces. Last month, the bulk of Britain’s C-17 transport aircraft fleet was involved in carrying thousands of NLAW anti-armour systems from Britain to Ukraine.
Here's a time-lapse of all of the United Kingdom to #Ukraine weapons airlift flights from the morning of the 17th of January to this very minute on the 19th of January 2022. The UK has no intention of letting Ukraine fall. pic.twitter.com/p4DcNv25mt
— George Allison (@geoallison) January 19, 2022
Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace said last month, “We have taken the decision to supply Ukraine with light, anti-armour defensive weapons systems. A small number of UK personnel will provide early-stage training for a short period of time within the framework of Operation Orbital before returning to the United Kingdom”.