Boris Johnson promises Ukraine Brimstone anti-ship missile systems, radars and assistance package for £300 million
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his address to the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday expressed confidence in Ukraine's victory over Russia and announced a new military aid package.
European Truth edition shared the details of the UK Prime Minister's address.
"In the coming weeks, we in the UK will send you Brimstone anti-ship missiles and Stormer anti-aircraft systems. We are providing armoured vehicles to evacuate civilians from areas under attack... And I can announce today from the UK government a new package of support totalling £300 million," Johnson said.
The package will also include radar, "to pinpoint the artillery bombarding your cities, heavy lift drones to supply your forces, and thousands of night vision devices."
It also includes electronic warfare equipment, GPS-mute and thousands of night vision devices.
Johnson said that he seeks to strengthen Ukraine that no one has ever dared to encroach on it.
He expressed confidence that Ukraine would win the war, and the stories of its victory would be retold from generation to generation.
"Your children and grandchildren will say that Ukrainians taught the world that the brute force of an aggressor counts for nothing against the moral force of a people determined to be free.
They will say that Ukrainians proved by their tenacity and sacrifice that tanks and guns cannot suppress a nation fighting for its independence, and that is why I believe that Ukraine will win.
You have proved the old saying – it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog – which is an old English saying, I’m not sure how well that translates in Ukrainian but you get what I’m trying to say," said Boris Johnson.
He acknowledged that the West had responded too slowly to the annexation of the Crimea and Donbas attack in 2014, and said that he had no right to repeat the mistake.
According to Suspilne, together with Johnson during his speech in the assembly hall was also UK ambassador Melinda Simmons.
"The great privilege is to be physically present in Kyiv, to hear a conversation with members of parliament, Boris Johnson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky," she said.