Great Britain named conditions for Ukraine to receive long-range weapons
The condition under which Ukraine can receive long-range weapons from Great Britain has become known.
The British Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace said he would be open to supplying Ukraine with longer-range weapons systems if Russia continues to strike civilian infrastructure.
He said this during a hearing in Parliament, while answering questions from former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to The Guardian.
Johnson asked Wallace about the possible supply of longer-range missile systems to Ukraine to destroy or damage Russian drone launchers and launch sites.
“I am constantly reviewing the weapons systems that we could provide. We also have potential weapons systems in place that are longer range, and if the Russians continue to target civilian areas and try to violate the Geneva Conventions, then I would be open minded to see what we do next,” Wallace said.
The British Minister of Defense did not specify exactly which long-range weapon systems Great Britain may transfer to Ukraine in the future.
As previously reported, Ukraine received modern Brimstone 2 Dual Mode missiles as part of military assistance from the UK.
Previously, it was known only about the supply of Brimstone missiles of the first generation to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Brimstone is a family of air-to-surface guided missiles developed by the MBDA International consortium.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war, the UK has already delivered hundreds of these missiles to Ukraine. Brimstone was modified for use on ground targets by the military so that it could be fired from launchers on the ground.
For the first time, it became known about the use of British guided missiles by the Ukrainian army in May of this year.
Previously, Great Britain transferred M270 multiple launch rocket systems to Ukraine. And on December 9, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in a telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky that Britain will transfer anti-aircraft guns and short-range air defense missiles to Ukraine in the coming weeks.
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