UK to provide Ukraine with another $1.6 billion in military aid, defense companies to increase production

8 May, 03:13 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson during Johnson’s visit to Kyiv on April 9 (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson during Johnson’s visit to Kyiv on April 9 (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

The UK will provide Ukrainewith another $1.6 billion in military aid, news agency Reuters has reported.

The new aid package is almost twice the size of the previous ones. The UK government said that this is the highest amount of defense spending since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's brutal attack “is not only causing untold devastation in Ukraine – it is also threatening peace and security across Europe,” UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement announcing the new aid package.

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