February 9, 2023

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London to supply Kiev with large quantities of artillery ammunition

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced the delivery of millions of artillery pieces under a £250m contract next year.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to announce a large supply of artillery ammunition to Ukraine on Monday during a meeting with leaders of northern Europe, the Baltics and the Netherlands in Latvia. During the meeting in Riga, current efforts to counter Russia in the Nordic and Baltic regions will be discussed.

Rishi Sunak, who will arrive in Latvia on Monday, will ask the other leaders of the countries participating in the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) along with the United Kingdom to maintain or exceed the level of support provided to Ukraine this year in 2023. A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.

He will also announce that London will deliver.A 250 million pound ($304 million) deal will ensure a steady flow of essential artillery ammunition to Ukraine through 2023 and hundreds of thousands of artillery rounds next year.“, always according to the press release.

100,000 rounds of ammunition have been delivered since February

England led the wayProviding defense assistance to Ukraine, including the delivery of several rocket launchers and recently 125 anti-aircraft guns“, continued the Office of the Head of Government. “We have delivered over 100,000 rounds of ammunition since FebruaryThe month Russia launched its offensive, he added. Last month, Rishi Sunak traveled to Kyiv to offer further support to Ukraine in its fight against Russian forces.

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The UK and our European allies acted in concert to respond to the invasion of Ukraine and we remain committed to our ambition to bring peace to Europe.Rishi Sunak has said this in the report. “But achieving peace requires that we deter aggression and ensure that our deployments in the region are capable of responding to more serious threats.“, repeated.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensiy will also address participants at the JEF meeting, which will bring together the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom.