Hundreds of thousands of artillery rounds go to Ukraine – Rishi Sunak

LONDON ($1=0.82 GBP) — Britain will continue to support Ukraine’s efforts against Russian aggression. The British Prime Minister’s Office said it in a press release. Britain plans next year to exceed the level of support for Ukraine that London gave to Kyiv this year.

Britain gives 125 anti-aircraft guns and 50M GBPs to Ukraine
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In this regard, London announced that in 2023, Kyiv will receive hundreds of thousands of ammunition to oppose the Russian armed forces and their actions in Ukraine. They are part of a British government program to ensure a continuous flow of supplies to Ukraine. Also announced are hundreds of thousands of artillery munitions as part of a £250m package.

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24th, Britain has supplied over 100,000 rounds of ammunition to Ukraine. In addition to munitions, London sent over the next year weapons systems, including 125 anti-aircraft guns. Thus, the United Kingdom became the largest arms supplier to Ukraine from Europe. The Prime Minister of England, Mr. Rishi Sunak, has already informed his Ukrainian counterpart, Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky, about the upcoming deliveries, as well as about the aid packages that Ukraine will receive next year.

Provided support

Britain’s aid to Ukraine is tangible. However, it turns out that London is also involved with troops on the ground. BulgarianMilitary.com reported on December 15 that the British military provided support in the implementation of discreet military operations, but did not directly participate in them. That’s what Lieutenant General Robert Magowan says. His claims were published in the Globe and Laurel, the official publication of the Royal Marines. This support was implemented in the period April-May 2022.

Poland completed tests of Rak artillery munitions and is satisfied of them
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There was no lack of speculation about a British military presence in Ukraine. However, the recognition of the British lieutenant general made them official. There were even suggestions that British Royal Navy personnel were involved in the successful UUV attack on the Russian 11356R-class missile frigate Admiral Makarov. Then the Romanian military expert Mr. Valentin Vasilescu, said the UAV that hit the Russian warship was not a Ukrainian development, but a technology used by the British Navy. Mr. Vasilescu even said the Ukrainian base from which the ship was attacked was known and had been home to British special forces since before the start of the war.

Not far from the Crimea is the Ochakov base [at the mouth of the Southern Bug west of Kherson], which houses the 73rd Marine Special Operations Center, which before February was made up of about 300 members of the SBS and the British SAS, officially “instructors”. This unofficial NATO base was opened in 2017. I highly doubt that all the SBS left in February,” says Vasilescu.

JEF meeting

The British Prime Minister’s statement on future artillery supplies comes at a time when he is already in Latvia. A meeting of the Joint Expeditionary Force [JEF] is being held there. They discussed further joint actions, including both the Nordic and Baltic regions, to be taken against Russian aggression in Ukraine.

As BulgarianMilitary.com has repeatedly mentioned, the winter that has come into full force in Ukraine will reduce the military actions of both warring countries. This is a period in which Russia and Ukraine will regroup and will be used for rearmament as well as repair or upgrade of damaged equipment.

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