Britain To Send 6,000 Missiles To Aid Ukrainian Military, Says Boris Johnson

March 23, 2022 – © RFL/RL

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (file photo)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (file photo)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said late on March 23 that his country would send 6,000 more missiles and about $33 million in financial aid to Ukraine’s military, which is battling against a brutal invasion by Russian forces.

The missiles will consist of antitank and high-explosive weapons, Johnson said on the eve of a NATO and G7 summit in Brussels.

“The United Kingdom will work with our allies to step up military and economic support to Ukraine, strengthening their defenses as they turn the tide in this fight,” he said in a statement.

“We cannot and will not stand by while Russia grinds Ukraine’s towns and cities into dust,” Johnson said.

According to his office, Johnson will press Western allies at the Brussels summits to “step up a gear” in their responses to Moscow’s actions.

He will urge the delivery of “enhanced defensive support to Ukraine and doubling down on economic sanctions,” according to his office.

The announcement comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged citizens around the world to take to the streets to protest Russia’s invasion of his country.

“Come with Ukrainian symbols to support Ukraine, to support freedom, to support life,” Zelensky said in a video address in English.

“Come to your squares, to your streets, make yourselves visible and heard.”

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3 comments

  1. I am SO glad Great Britain is not bound by the EU anymore. That would have been quite a row if Germany tried to block military donations from Great Britain.
    Thank you to our British friends! We will not forget when this is over and we make our travel plans.

    • I’m with you RedSq. Fuck Germany France Hungary and now Israel. My money is going to our friends.

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