UK to provide $1.2 billion to Ukraine in military aid
London continues to fund the war in Ukraine.
The United Kingdom will provide another £1 billion ($1.2 billion) of military support to Ukraine, as announced by the British government on Wednesday, against the backdrop of NATO's latest claims of Russia being Western security's biggest "direct threat."
The money will go to boosting Ukraine's military strength, including air defense systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, new electronic warfare equipment and thousands of pieces of equipment.
In a statement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "UK weapons, equipment and training are transforming Ukraine's defences against this onslaught. And we will continue to stand squarely behind the Ukrainian people to ensure Putin fails in Ukraine."
In May, the UK said it will be providing an additional £1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) in military support and aid to Ukraine, taking the total British military aid to £3.8 billion ($4.6 billion) this year.
In addition, after Johnson's offering to train up to 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers every 120 days, Ukrainian troops started training in Britain.
In April, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to supply his Ukrainian ally Volodymyr Zelensky with more military aid, namely 120 armored vehicles and an additional $500 million in World Bank loans.
Last month, the United Kingdom announced it will offer Ukraine $375 million in military aid.
Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's president, said at the summit that Ukraine needs $5 billion a month for the war.