Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Britain to send more anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has authorized the Ministry of Defense to send more anti-tank missiles and other ammunition, to help Ukrainian forces fight back the ongoing Russian invasion.

The Prime Minister announced on 8 April that new military aid to Ukraine will include more than 800 more NLAW anti-tank missiles, additional Javelin anti-tank systems, loitering munitions, and additional Starstreak air defense systems.

“This package amounts to more than £100 million and has been designed in consultation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine to ensure that it meets their military needs,” the news release says.

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Also noted is that this builds on the £350 million of military aid and around £400m of economic and humanitarian support that the UK has already provided.

As well as providing bilateral lethal aid, the UK Armed Forces – alongside Polish, US and international partners – have established an International Donor Coordination Centre in Stuttgart.

“This plays a leading role in the international effort and ensures that the military aid delivered to Ukraine is as coordinated and effective as possible,” said in the press release. ” The team from 104 Logistics Brigade was established following the first International Donor Conference convened by the Defence Secretary in February.”

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