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Britain will provide Ukraine with three additional MLRS and rockets for them

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 23:58


Ben Wallace, the British Defence Secretary, confirmed on Wednesday that London would give Ukraine three additional multiple-launch rocket systems in addition to the three already in Kyiv, as well as a "significant" number of rockets for them.

As European Pravda reports, Wallace said this in a BBC commentary.


Speaking at an international conference on aid to Ukraine in Copenhagen, the British Secretary of State for Defence noted that these high-precision weapons are already helping Ukraine target Russian ammunition supplies and command centres.

He said that Britain was "very pleased" with Ukraine's use of the missile launchers already provided by the West. He noted that Ukrainian forces have shown that they are now much better at identifying the targets to hit, so that they do not quickly run out of ammunition. Wallace remarked that this is part of Ukraine's transition from using old Soviet-era weapons to more modern NATO weapons.

"Our continued support sends a very clear message: Britain and the international community remain opposed to this illegal war and will stand side by side in providing defensive military assistance to Ukraine to help it defend itself against Putin's invasion," the British minister said.


The first British M270 multiple rocket launchers arrived in Ukraine in July. The M270 system can hit targets at a distance of up to 80 kilometres. Norway's Ministry of Defence has promised to provide the British with three replacement systems.

Great Britain will deliver dozens of artillery guns, hundreds of unmanned aerial vehicles and 1,600 more anti-tank weapons to Ukraine in the coming weeks.

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