Britain announces new aid package for Ukraine worth more than 115 million euros: what will it include
British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a new military aid package for Ukraine worth more than £100 million (about €115 million). It will include funds for demining , equipment maintenance, and strengthening the protection of key infrastructure.
Shapps will announce the new package during the 16th Ramstein at NATO headquarters in Brussels, according to the British government's website. The assistance is provided by the International Fund for Ukraine (IFU).
Earlier, a new contract was signed to provide Ukraine with more than 70 million pounds (more than 81 million euros) worth of air defense equipment, including the MSI-DS Terrahawk Paladin, a system that can track and destroy drones.
Schnapps said that during his recent visit to Kyiv, he assured President Volodymyr Zelensky that London remains committed to Ukraine and its most urgent needs.
"Today, I am proud to announce that Britain, along with our allies, is delivering on that promise by signing new contracts to supply Ukraine with crucial air defense systems to protect civilians from Putin's barbaric bombardment," Shapps said at the time.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- On October 5, the UK announced $500 million in winter support for Ukraine. Of this amount, $41.4 million is earmarked for the UN and other organizations providing shelter and warm clothing.
- According to The New York Times, Britain and France, which provide Ukraine with long-range missiles, are pressuring Germany to provide the Ukrainian Armed Forces with Taurus missiles. The newspaper notes that Chancellor Scholz's position is still unchanged, as Berlin is transferring weapons in synergy with the United States.