In a first, Britain showcases new shipment of weapons to Ukraine
The British Ministry of Defense reveals pictures of a new arms shipment to Ukraine, in parallel with the brewing political crisis Prime Minister Liz Truss is facing.
For the first time, the British Ministry of Defense revealed footage of a new shipment of weapons delivered to Ukraine, including anti-tank weapons.
These weapons weigh 12 tons and were transported on board a warplane headed toward an Eastern European country before entering Ukraine.
This military development coincided with the ongoing political crisis that British Prime Minister Liz Truss is facing within the Conservative Party and among members of her government as a result of policies implemented in the face of the United Kingdom's deteriorating economic situation and high living standards.
The Guardian noted that while Truss does not flatly rule out any prospect of shortages, she is belittling the risk by refusing to engage with it candidly.
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The newspaper pointed out that the British should be warned of the turmoil they may face this winter, which will witness a peak in gas demand, adding that Truss does not want to be the prime minister who imposed energy rationing and appears to favor denial as the method to avoid it happening.
Moreover, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in September, Truss reiterated the UK's long-term commitment to the war in Ukraine, vowing to send at least £2.3 billion ($2.6 billion) in military supplies in 2023.
It is worth noting that the UK is already the second largest military supplier to Ukraine after the US.
Prior to her speech, Truss said, “Ukraine’s victories in recent weeks have been inspirational. Time and time again these brave people have defied the doubters and showed what they can do when given the military, economic and political support they need."