UK delivers Brimstone-2 missiles to Ukraine: MoD
The United Kingdom is sending air defense missiles to Ukraine as the latter still pleads for help from it western allies.
The British Ministry of Defence said Sunday that it had supplied precision-guided Brimstone 2 missiles to Ukraine.
British newspaper The Telegraph said that these laser-guided missiles, which have double the range of the previous model, were sent to Ukraine. London delivered its first Brimstone 1 missiles about six months ago.
"As part of its aid package, the UK has provided Brimstone 2 missiles, a precision-guided missile, to the Ukrainian Armed Forces," the defense ministry tweeted.
The tweet had an attachment of a video showing the transportation of the missiles in question. The ministry, however, did not specify how many missiles were delivered to Kiev.
🎬 As part of its aid package, the UK has provided Brimstone 2 missiles, a precision-guided missile, to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) November 27, 2022
This aid has played a crucial role in stalling Russian advancements.
🇺🇦 #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/SpVnWqeiVm
The defense ministry revealed earlier in the month that it would shortly provide Ukraine with some 1,000 additional surface-to-air missiles (SAMs). It also said the delivery would include missiles and launchers capable of destroying aerial targets, such as drones and cruise missiles.
Russia repeatedly stressed that military aid to Ukraine made NATO allies and partners a part of its conflict with Ukraine. The Kremlin stressed that the flow of arms into Ukraine would only delay a negotiated solution to the issue.
For the first time since the start of the war, the UK Ministry of Defense declared earlier in the week that it would send helicopters to Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, no piloted aircraft have been sent to the war-torn country, according to Defense Secretary Ben Wallace.
Wallace added that the UK will also send an extra 10,000 artillery rounds while making the announcement from Oslo, where he is meeting with allies to discuss continuing military assistance for Kiev.
This follows Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's announcement of a new £50 million defense aid package that included 125 anti-aircraft guns and equipment to counter alleged Iranian-supplied drones during his visit to the capital of Ukraine.
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Last month, the United Kingdom announced it would supply Ukraine with air defense missiles to confront Russia and will for the first time provide rockets with the capabilities to shoot down cruise missiles.
This announcement came after Western allies vowed to rapidly deliver new air defenses to Ukraine in order to increase its security capabilities.
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