UK’s PM Rishi Sunak To Announce $304m In New Military Aid for Ukraine

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to announce a new $304m package of military aid for Ukraine to bolster its counteroffensive against Russia.
Prime minister of United Kingdom Rishi Sunak
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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will announce a  $304m package of military aid for Ukraine to bolster its counter-offensive against Russia. 

The announcement will be made on Monday during a summit of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) in Latvia. 

According to the Prime Minister’s office, the package will include hundreds of rounds of artillery and aims to ensure a constant flow of critical artillery ammunition to Ukraine throughout 2023.

“The UK is already Europe’s leading provider of defensive aid to Ukraine, including sending Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and recently, 125 anti-aircraft guns,” the statement added.

“We have also provided more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition since February, with the deliveries directly linked to successful operations to retake territory in Ukraine.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the UK has committed some $7,43bn in aid, according to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, a Germany-based group that tracks support for Kyiv.

It should be noted that Sunak last month visited Kyiv to offer further support to Ukraine in its fight against Russian forces following the February invasion.

“The UK and our European allies have been in lockstep in our response to the invasion of Ukraine, and we remain steadfast in our ambition for peace in Europe once again,” Sunak said in the statement.

“But to achieve peace, we must deter aggression and our deployments across the region together are vital in ensuring we can respond to the gravest of threats,” he added.

The JEF meeting, which brings together the leaders of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom will also be addressed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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