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UK urges increased international support for Ukraine: The Telegraph reports

UK urges increased international support for Ukraine: The Telegraph reports Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

In the UK, defense equipment that can be transferred to Ukraine is running out. Therefore, other countries should take on more commitments in the field of military assistance, according to The Telegraph.

A high-ranking military source has informed the news agency that the United Kingdom should not bear the responsibility for providing billions, as former Defense Minister Ben Wallace previously urged.

"Giving billions more doesn’t mean giving billions of British kit," the source stated.

Therefore, Britain should play its role in encouraging other countries to provide more funds and weapons to Ukraine.

Britain is unlikely to supply additional tanks to Ukraine

The Telegraph adds that while Britain will continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine, its stocks of anti-aircraft means and artillery ammunition are running low.

Additionally, a high-ranking military official in Britain stated that there were no prospects for supplying more British tanks to Ukraine.

"We’ve given away just about as much as we can afford. The Challenger 2s that we have will become Challenger 3," the military official said.

He clarifies that the country wants to modernize to transform the current tanks into Challenger 3.

UK assistance to Ukraine

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion, the United Kingdom has consistently supported Ukraine. It was the first to announce the transfer of modern Western tanks and long-range missiles to Ukrainian forces.

In July, London announced a new package of military aid for Ukraine.

In August, the UK Ministry of Defense signed three contracts worth over $114 million to supply Ukraine with air defense assets.

UK Defense Minister Grant Shapps announced that the country would provide Ukraine with tens of thousands of artillery shells by the end of 2024.