The UK was the first country to provide military assistance to Ukraine at the beginning of the Russian attack on Ukraine. The state also created the International Fund for Ukraine to purchase the necessary equipment to protect Ukraine. In 2022, the UK transferred £2.3 billion worth of military aid to Ukraine and committed to maintaining this level in 2023.
Now Ukraine has received from the UK 1.000 VALLON metal detectors and 100 bomb disposal systems that are littering Ukrainian soil and civilian infrastructure.
"Russia's use of landmines and targeting of civilian infrastructure underline the shocking cruelty of Putin's invasion. This latest package of UK support will help Ukraine safely clear land and buildings as it reclaims its rightful territory," Ben Wallace.
This equipment package will restore Ukraine's security, help Ukrainians return to their homes, and allow farmers to use their fields. Today, VALLON has the broadest range of uses for finding and clearing unexploded Russian mines and other detonators.
The contribution of Great Britain to the victory of Ukraine is the largest in the world, except for the United States. In addition to technology and funding, Britain has established a broad program to train Ukrainian soldiers in the basics of combat and using Western weapons. In 2022, more than 11.000 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were trained by instructors in Britain, and in 2023 another 20.000 will be trained.