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UK provides artillery rounds, helicopters to navy support to Ukraine

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Press Trust of India

The UK authorities stated the extra rounds will improve Ukraine’s defensive functionality and are available as the primary supply of Sea King helicopters arrives in Ukraine to offer key search and rescue capabilities.

London,UPDATED: Nov 24, 2022 06:50 IST

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

By Press Trust of India: An further 10,000 artillery rounds will likely be supplied by the UK to Ukraine in its battle with Russia, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace introduced on Wednesday on a go to to Norway. The UK authorities stated the extra rounds will improve Ukraine’s defensive functionality and are available as the primary supply of Sea King helicopters arrives in Ukraine to offer key search and rescue capabilities.

It follows Britain’s Royal Navy offering a six-week programme of Sea King coaching within the UK for 10 crews of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and related engineers.

“Our assist for Ukraine is unwavering. These further artillery rounds will assist Ukraine to safe the land it has reclaimed from Russia in latest weeks,” stated Wallace. The further navy support comes after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited Kyiv on the weekend, the place he introduced a GBP 50 million package deal of defence support.

That package deal included 125 anti-aircraft weapons and expertise to counter lethal Iranian-supplied drones, together with dozens of radars and anti-drone digital warfare functionality. Wallace is visiting Norway for a gathering of the Northern Group of defence ministers onboard the UK’s plane service HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) stated the assembly is anticipated to cowl the implications of “Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine”, safety developments in Northern Europe, and Sweden and Finland’s North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) membership functions.

The Northern Group is a UK initiative, which goals to advertise extra coherent, environment friendly and efficient defence and safety co-operation in northern Europe. It contains 12 nations: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK.

The MoD stated it’s also supplying winter equipment to Ukraine’s troops as they proceed to battle to liberate their nation from Russian forces as winter quickly approaches – when temperatures are recognized to sink to minus 20 levels Celsius and under in components of the nation.

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Manisha Pandey

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Nov 24, 2022