- Ben Wallace announced on Wednesday that the UK would send more weapons to Ukraine.
- The nation will receive multiple launch rocket systems and precision-guided missiles.
- 0,000 soldiers will be trained in infantry battlefield capabilities over the next few months.
According to the Defense Secretary, the UK would deploy more weapons to Ukraine to help defend it against a Russian invasion.
According to Ben Wallace, the Eastern European country would receive Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) and precision-guided missiles, which can hit targets up to 50 miles away.
He continued, “This final tranche of military support will allow the Ukrainian Armed Forces to continue to defend against Russian aggression and the indiscriminate use of long-range artillery.”
“Our continued support sends a very clear message: Britain and the international community remain opposed to this illegal war and will stand side by side, providing defensive military aid to Ukraine to help defend against the Putin’s invasion.
The M31A1 missiles were created to counter heavy Russian artillery.
10,000 troops will be trained in battlefield infantry capabilities over the next few months, and Ukrainian troops have already received training in the use of launchers in the UK.
In addition to the Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Canada have pledged their support for the initiative.
On Thursday, Wallace is expected to co-host the Copenhagen conference for Ukraine’s northern European defense allies.
Officials are expected to discuss finances, equipment and long-term support for the war-torn nation at the summit.
The NLAW anti-tank missile launcher, which was seen as crucial in early defense against invading Moscow, was one of many weapons the UK had previously sent to the country.
The latest statement follows explosions that rocked a Russian air base in Crimea on Tuesday, killing one and injuring many others.
Although Kyiv has not publicly claimed responsibility for the attack, a senior Ukrainian official told Sky News that the operation was carried out by the country’s special forces.
According to Ukraine, this resulted in the destruction of nine Russian aircraft.
In an effort to minimize the explosions, Russia claimed that none of its machinery was damaged and that hotels and beaches on the peninsula were not damaged.
Responding to Moscow’s “apology”, Mr Wallace said on Wednesday it was “clear” the explosions were not the result of “someone dropping a cigarette”.
He went on to say that, in his view, any “war textbook” would consider the site on the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014, as a “legitimate target” for Ukraine to attack.
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