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Britain to give more artillery and missiles to Ukraine

UK to send more Multi-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) to Ukraine “as part of an enduring commitment to help the country defend itself against Russia’s unlawful invasion,” Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said.

“Britain will also supply a significant number of precision-guided M31A1 missiles which can strike targets up to 80km away, allowing Ukraine to continue to defend against Russian heavy artillery. The decision comes following successful use of multiple launch rocket systems of the Ukrainian armed forces, donated by the United Kingdom earlier this year.”

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, MP, said:

“This latest 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 that 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 invasion. of Putin.

Ukrainian troops were trained in the UK on how to use the launchers to maximize the effectiveness of the systems. This is in addition to that of the UK commitment to train up to 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers in battlefield infantry skills over the coming months. Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands have all announced that they will support the program.

“Building on this effort, the Secretary of Defense will co-host the Copenhagen Conference for Ukraine’s Northern European Defense Allies on Thursday, August 11, to discuss additional long-term support to Ukraine in terms of training, equipment and funding.

Recognizing the relentless courage and determination of the Ukrainian people, the UK and its allies will begin to set out an action plan to support Ukraine until 2023 and beyond for as long as necessary, as they continue to fight for their freedom and sovereignty.