The UK has sent thousands of missiles and other explosives, over one hundred armoured vehicles and over 200,000 pieces of medical equipment and other items.
James Heappey, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, recently said in a statement:
“The UK remains committed to working with our Allies and Partners to provide military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
We continue to liaise closely with the Armed Forces of Ukraine to understand their prioritised requirements, to date having sent over 6,900 anti-tank missiles, 120 armoured vehicles, 1,360 anti-structure munitions, Air Defence systems including Starstreak missiles and 4.5 tonnes of plastic explosives. This is in addition to more than 200,000 pieces of non-lethal aid and medical equipment.
We are working to encourage and further enable the delivery of even more systems and capabilities from across the international community to support Ukraine. And continue to make a major contribution to the leadership and operation of the International Donor Coordination Centre in Stuttgart.”
Recently, I reported that British Defence secretary Ben Wallace said that donating the M270 multiple-launch rocket system to the country will help Ukraine defend itself against Russia. Alongside the weapon systems, the UK will also supply M31A1 munitions “at scale”.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:
“The UK stands with Ukraine in this fight and is taking a leading role in supplying its heroic troops with the vital weapons they need to defend their country from unprovoked invasion. If the international community continues its support, I believe Ukraine can win.
As Russia’s tactics change, so must our support to Ukraine. These highly capable multiple-launch rocket systems will enable our Ukrainian friends to better protect themselves against the brutal use of long-range artillery, which Putin’s forces have used indiscriminately to flatten cities.”
The system can fire 12 missiles within a minute and can strike targets 50 miles away with high accuracy.