Britain sends hundreds of air defence missiles to Ukraine after Russian attack
The United Kingdom will send "hundreds of air defence missiles" to Ukraine after Russia's massive attack on Ukrainian territory on Friday, 29 December
This was announced by the UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps.
"We continue to stand by Ukraine’s defence. Which is why today we are sending hundreds of air defence missiles to restock British air defence systems capable of striking down Russian drones and missiles with incredible accuracy," he said.
In particular, the British Defence Secretary noted that the latest wave of Russian strikes is a "desperate and futile attempt to regain momentum after the catastrophic loss of hundreds of thousands of conscripts".
At the same time, Shapps noted: "Ukraine's degradation of Russia's Black Sea Fleet proved that Ukraine is still fighting to win this fight. And today's air defence package sends an undeniable message in face of Russian barbarism that the UK remains absolutely committed to supporting Ukraine."
- On the night of December 29, Russia launched several groups of Shahed drones to attack Ukraine, and in the morning, Russia launched missiles, hitting high-rise buildings, educational institutions, a shopping centre and a maternity hospital. There are more than 100 wounded and 31 dead.