UK prepares package of military aid to Ukraine worth £100 million
On Wednesday, October 11, the United Kingdom plans to provide Ukraine with another large-scale military aid package worth more than £100 million (about $122 million)
The UK Secretary of Defence Grant Shapps announced this.
It is noted that this package will help its armed forces to clear fields, maintain vehicles and strengthen defensive fortifications to protect critical national infrastructure.
"During my recent visit to Kyiv, I assured President Zelenskyy that the UK’s support for Ukraine and their most urgent needs is unwavering," Shapps said.
The assistance will be provided to Ukraine through the International Fund for Ukraine (IFU), which the UK launched with Denmark in 2022. Since then, five other countries have contributed to the IFU, demonstrating the unity and commitment of allies and partners in supporting Ukraine.
"Today I am proud to announce that the UK, alongside our allies, is delivering on that promise with new contracts to provide Ukraine with critical air defence systems to protect civilians from Putin's barbaric bombing campaign, and more than £100 million of new equipment pledged to give Ukrainian soldiers what they need to breach Russia’s deadly minefields," he added.
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