Britain will help Ukraine despite temporary weakening of its own forces – General Sanders

Britain will help Ukraine despite temporary weakening of its own forces – General Sanders

Sending tanks and artillery guns to Ukraine will significantly bolster the country's war effort, but temporary weaken the British Army.

This was stated by Commander of the British Army, General Patrick Sanders, on Monday, who also emphasized the need for restoring the combat capability of the British troops as soon as possible, Ukrinform reports with reference to the BBC.

Gen Sir Patrick Sanders said that Ukraine would put British donations to "good use" in the fight with Russia,

The head of the British Army also said that ensuring Russia's defeat in Ukraine "makes us safer".

At the same time, according to him, the transfer of a significant military aid package for the Armed Forces of Ukraine would also leave the British Army "temporarily weaker". Thus, he said it was vital the Army's "warfighting capability" was restored at pace.

"There is no doubt that our choice will impact our ability to mobilise the army against the acute and enduring threat Russia presents and meet our Nato obligations," he added.

As reported by Ukrinform, Defense Minister of the United Kingdom Ben Wallace on Monday announced the most significant military aid package for Ukraine to accelerate its success in the war with Russia. At the same time, he told British MPs about the need to reinvest in the military.


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