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Prime Minister Promises U.K.’s Biggest Ukraine Military Aid Package Yet

Rishi Sunak arriving in Poland. Credit: Rishi Sunak X page

April 23, 2024 (EIRNS)—U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was in Warsaw, Poland this morning, where he promised the U.K.’s biggest military aid package to the Kyiv regime so far. “He will meet Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to discuss deepening U.K.-Poland relations, and the leaders will hold talks with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Warsaw on European security and support to Ukraine. The Prime Minister will then travel on to Berlin to meet Chancellor Olaf Scholz,” reported the prime minister’s office in a press release yesterday. “The £500 million additional funding announced today—which takes us to £3 billion in U.K. military aid for Ukraine this financial year—will be used to rapidly deliver urgently needed ammunition, air defense, drones and engineering support. The drones will be procured in the U.K. and the funds will support a scale-up in domestic defense supply chains.”

The list of equipment to be supplied includes:

• 60 boats including offshore raiding craft, rigid raiding craft and dive boats as well as maritime guns

• More than 1,600 strike and air defense missiles, as well as additional Storm Shadow long-range precision-guided missiles

• More than 400 vehicles, including 160 protected mobility ‘Husky’ vehicles, 162 armored vehicles and 78 all-terrain vehicles

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