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Ukraine: Boris to send MASSIVE £1.3bn military package to fight Putin’s ‘brutal attack’ | United Kingdom | News UK News

The new funding comes on top of the UK’s existing £1.5bn support to Kyiv. Existing aid to Ukraine included around £400m in humanitarian aid and grants to the Ukrainian government, as well as the release of over £700m in additional World Bank loans through guarantees loan.

This is the highest rate of British military spending in a conflict since the height of the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Boris Johnson said the UK would help Ukraine ‘continue to repel the Russian invasion and survive as a free and democratic country’.

Additional equipment sent to the nation under attack will include anti-battery radar systems, as well as GPS jamming and night vision devices.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “The situation in Ukraine continues to cause immense suffering, with every day bringing new tragic stories of Putin’s brutality.

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It also includes £300million worth of military equipment, Boris Johnson announced earlier this week.

It includes anti-battery radar systems for targeting Russian artillery, GPS jamming equipment and night vision devices.

The Prime Minister said: “Putin’s brutal attack is not only causing untold devastation in Ukraine, it is also threatening peace and security across Europe.

“The UK was the first country to recognize the scale of the threat and to send arms to help Ukrainians defend themselves.

“We will support this effort, working with our allies to ensure that Ukraine can continue to repel the Russian invasion and survive as a free and democratic country.”

The funding was revealed ahead of a meeting of G7 leaders to discuss further aid that could be given to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces.

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This notice was published: 2022-05-08 02:28:02

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