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UK to deliver armoured military vehicles to Ukraine

UK: The Government of Great Britain is considering sending armoured military vehicles to Ukraine to help Ukraine in its war with Russia. 

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UK: The Government of Great Britain is considering sending armoured military vehicles to Ukraine to help Ukraine in its war with Russia. 

In the upcoming weeks, the Ministry of Defense will transfer armoured patrol vehicles like the Mastiff and Jackal, which may be used in reconnaissance operations and enable Ukrainian soldiers to advance further into Russian lines.

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“The coming 3 weeks will be critical. The people of Ukraine have already partially won. They have exhausted the Russian troops, won the war of occupation and condemned the Russian President to eternal isolation. Can they push back the Russian military? Can they break the Russian military? Possibly. Depends upon what help we can all give,” reported a newspaper, citing a statement of ministry issued on Thursday.

Moreover, the vehicles, on the other hand, will be stripped of any sensitive or classified technology before being sent to a country bordering Ukraine, where British troops would instruct Ukrainian soldiers on how to use them.

Meanwhile, during military drills in Salisbury Plain Training Area in England on Thursday, April 7, UK Defense Minister James Heappey hosted a Ukrainian government delegation, including Deputy Defense Minister Volodymyr Havrylov.

The officials witnessed British weapons in action and discussed the United Kingdom’s military assistance to Kyiv in the future.

“Ukrainian forces continue to put up a determined fight against the illegal and unprovoked invasion by Russian forces. We are proud that they are doing so with weapons provided by and through the UK,” stated Heappey.

The Kyiv delegation saw drills by the British Army’s 3rd Division and Royal Marines, as well as examined a variety of equipment, including defensive missile systems and protected mobility vehicles.

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“The United Kingdom has been clear of our support for Ukraine’s defence against Russia’s invasion,” said Defense Procurement Minister Jeremy Quin.

“We are exploring options for future military support, including working with the UK defence industry and our Ukrainian counterparts into the longer term to ensure the equipment supplied continues to be both effective and sustainable for their heroic armed forces,” he added.

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