Ukraine Military Aid: UK Government Unveils $620 Million Top-up

Foreign Affairs

London: The British government has pledged to significantly increase spending on weapons for Ukraine as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak starts a two day visit to Germany and Poland.

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A £500 million ($620 million) package of weapons is being added to a promise in January that Britain would contribute funding of £2.5 billion this financial year to supply Kyiv with a wide range of equipment for the military.

The latest top-up will see the British supply additional Storm Shadow strike missiles, air defence weapons, hundreds of armoured vehicles, four million rounds of small arms ammunition, drones, boats and other equipment.

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The weapons package is being billed by the British as its largest single delivery of weapons to Kyiv since the start of the Russian invasion.

“Ensuring Ukraine wins is the most important thing we can do for global peace and security. That’s why we’re increasing our support – backing Ukraine with £500 million for military aid and delivering our largest-ever package of equipment said Sunak in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

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