The head of the British Ministry of Defense questioned the benefits of supplying Ukraine with British tanks. According to him, the training of Ukrainian soldiers in new weapons will take a long time =”The head of the British Ministry of Defense called the supply of tanks to Kiev inappropriate” />
The supply of tanks and other weapons requiring special training to Ukraine is inappropriate. This was stated in an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper by the head of the British Ministry of Defense Ben Wallace.
“The more weapons systems you improve, the more training you need to use them, which is why the main attention should be focused on how to help Ukrainians upgrade or find Russian or Soviet equipment they already have in their inventory. Providing British tanks is not really going to work,— he said.
At the same time, Wallace said that the British Starstreak portable anti-aircraft missile systems are ready for deployment in Ukraine, a number of representatives of the Ukrainian troops have already been trained to use them.
In the middle of the week, the British authorities announced that London would transfer £25 million and 6 thousand missiles to Ukraine for military needs. According to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, we are talking about anti-tank and high-explosive missiles.
In total, London sent more than 4,000 Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missile systems to Kiev. In January, the UK transferred about 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Ukraine and sent 30 fighters of the Army Special Operations Brigade there, who, according to Sky News, were supposed to teach the Ukrainian military how to use them.
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