The boost comes after outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised in June to provide Ukraine with an additional one billion pounds ($1.195 billion) of military support.
Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace revealed on Tuesday, July 19, that it has sent Kyiv more than 20 American-made M109 self-propelled howitzers, 36 British-made L119 towed artillery pieces and over 50,000 rounds of artillery ammunition for existing Soviet-made artillery guns already in the possession of Ukraine. (Related: Russia continues gaining ground in Ukraine as US, NATO pour in weapons to prolong the inevitable.)
Britain is also providing Ukraine with at least 1,600 more anti-tank weapons, either British-made NLAWs, American-made FGM-148 Javelin systems or other western-made anti-tank systems, counter-battery radar systems and medical equipment.
Furthermore, the latest military aid to Ukraine will include unmanned aerial systems, including hundreds of loitering aerial munitions, more commonly known as kamikaze or suicide drones.
“The scale and range of equipment we are providing demonstrates the strength of our resolve. Together with our international partners, we will ensure Ukraine has the tools to defend their country from Putin’s illegal invasion,” said Wallace in a statement.
London providing Kyiv with billions in arms
Since the war between Russia and Ukraine began in late February, the U.K. has provided Kyiv with nearly 7,000 anti-tank missiles and launchers, including NLAWs, Javelins and Brimstone ground- or air-launched surface attack missiles.
The U.K. has also provided several multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS); at least six British-made Alvis Stormer armored vehicles fitted with Starstreak short-range surface-to-air missile systems, which convert these military vehicles into mobile anti-air platforms; and over 120 other armored fighting vehicles.
Furthermore, London has given Kyiv more than 16,000 rounds of artillery ammunition and anti-structure munitions, nearly five tons of plastic explosives, communications equipment, electronic warfare equipment, more than 82,000 helmets, nearly 9,000 sets of body armor, more than 5,000 night-vision goggles and medical supplies.
All of this, and the recently unveiled additional military aid, will mean that London has spent over 2.3 billion pounds ($2.75 billion) in taxpayer funding for the war effort.
Ukraine has received billions of dollars worth of military aid from its Western allies since the start of the war, especially from the United States, which recently gave Kyiv around a dozen M142 HIMARS light MLRS vehicles.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said these missile systems are making “such a difference on the battlefield.”
But this claim was countered by Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov, who noted that the West is not providing it with enough weapons to matter. He added that the Ukrainian army would need at least 50 more MLRS just to hold back Russian advances and 100 more on top of that – or around a third of America’s entire stockpile of M142 HIMARS vehicles – to conduct a proper counteroffensive to take back territory.
Other experts have also calculated that the 50,000 shells Wallace and the British government have given will only be enough to keep Ukrainian guns firing for an additional eight days.
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