Ukraine to receive self-propelled artillery systems, loitering munitions from Britain

Ukraine to receive self-propelled artillery systems, loitering munitions from Britain

Ukraine will receive ten self-propelled artillery systems and loitering munitions (suicide drones) from the United Kingdom in the coming weeks.

This is said in a press release issued by the office of the head of the British government following a phone conversation between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

“The Prime Minister updated on the latest UK military equipment, including 10 self-propelled artillery systems and loitering munitions, which would be arriving in the coming days and weeks,” the document says.

Johnson also told Zelensky about “discussions held at G7 and NATO last week.”

“The Prime Minister said the world was behind Ukraine, and he believed President Zelenskyy’s military could retake territory recently captured by Putin’s forces,” the document says.

“On grain, the leaders agreed on the importance of getting it out of Ukraine as soon as possible, and the Prime Minister said the UK continued to work closely with partners on next steps and stood ready to help in any way possible,” the document reads.

The parties also discussed Eurovision 2023, and the Prime Minister said the UK had asked the EBU to consider Ukraine’s proposals for the event.

As Ukrinform reported, in became known in late June that the United Kingdom will almost double its military support to Ukraine with an extra GBP 1 billion (over $1.2 billion), to help the country move beyond defense against Russia's invasion to mounting offensive operations.

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