The United Kingdom will supply Ukraine with rocket launchers with a range of 80 km to counter the Russian offensive, the Defense Ministry announced today, following the example of the United States.
The ministry said that these M270 MLRS systems “will significantly increase the capability of the Ukrainian forces.” The decision was taken in “close coordination” with Washington, which last week announced the supply of Hymers equipment with a range of 80 km, that is, multiple rocket launchers mounted on lightly armored vehicles.
Ukrainians have been demanding rocket launchers for some time now so that they can attack Russian targets while positioning their batteries away from the front. However, the US President, Joe BidenRefusing to provide Ukraine with long-range rocket launch systems that could reach Russia, so as to see the United States as a co-warrior.
“If the international community keeps its support, Ukraine can win,” defended British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace. “Russia’s strategy is changing, and our support must change too,” he said, adding that the new weapons would allow Ukrainians to “better defense against the brutal use of long-range artillery, which Putin’s forces have indiscriminately used.” has taken recourse to crush the cities in this manner”.
Britain’s military aid to Ukraine now totals US$937 million.