New Heavy Military Package From the UK to UA

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, July 22, 2022
New Heavy Military Package From the UK to UA

Tanks, howitzers, anti-battery radar systems, artillery ammunition, anti-tank weapons, drones, etc.

On July 21, British defence minister Ben Wallace announced the next package of military assistance to Ukraine, which will go to the balance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the coming weeks. According to the Department of defense, UK military assistance "will herald a new phase in the international community’s support, enabling Ukraine to go beyond their valiant defence against the illegal Russian invasion and mount offensive operations."

Speaking before parliament, Ben Wallace announced the transfer of over 20 M109 155mm howitzers, 36 L119 105mm artillery pieces, anti-battery radar systems, over 50.000 Soviet-style artillery ammunition, over 1.600 anti-tank weapons, drones (including hundreds of loitering aerial munitions).

"The scale and range of equipment we are providing demonstrates the strength of our resolve. Together with our international partners, we will ensure Ukraine has the tools to defend their country from Putin’s illegal invasion," Ben Wallace.

The website of the UK Ministry of defence reports that another military aid package is already being prepared, and it will be more technological and modern.

"The next phase of military support, paid for with this additional funding, will include even more sophisticated air defence systems, uncrewed aerial vehicles and innovative new electronic warfare equipment," the Ministry of defence.

Since the start of the war, the UK has already provided Ukraine with £2.3 bln worth of military aid. This included 6.900 NLAW, Javelin, Brimstone and other anti-tank weapons, as well as 16.000 artillery rounds, 6 Stormers complete with Starstreak anti-aircraft missile launchers, hundreds of missiles, Brimstone naval missiles, multiple launch rocket systems, 120 armoured fighting vehicles, non-lethal action (82.000 helmets, 8.450 body armour and more than 5.000 night vision devices). The UK also trains Ukrainian soldiers and has taken in thousands of refugees.

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