Rishi Sunak confirms that the UK will send Challenger 2 tanks to the Ukraine
It has been confirmed by the UK that they are sending a Challenger 2 tank to Ukraine as part of their support for the country. Rishi Sunak, Secretary of State for International Trade, made the announcement during a visit to Kiev on Wednesday. The tank will be sent as part of a deal between the UK and Ukraine that was agreed in December last year. The deal sees the UK provide training and equipment to help Ukraine fight Russian-backed separatists. The tank is expected to arrive in Ukraine in late spring or early summer.
The United Kingdom will send Ukraine two Challenger tanks
Ukraine has been in the grip of a conflict since April 2014 when pro-Russian forces seized control of government buildings in the country’s east. The conflict has left more than 10,000 people dead and millions displaced. In an attempt to help Ukraine, the United Kingdom is sending two Challenger tanks to assist with its defense. This move comes just days after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the United States would not send lethal aid to Ukraine because they were “not clear how it would be used.”
The decision to send the tanks was made by UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson following a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Rishad Sunak. Williamson said that he wanted to show support for Ukraine and help them defend themselves against what he called “a Russian Aggression.” The tanks will arrive in Kiev next week and will be part of a larger contingent of military personnel that will also include engineers and trainers.
This move is likely to anger Russia, which has already threatened military action if any NATO member sends troops or weapons to Ukraine. Moscow has accused the West of orchestrating the current crisis in order to overthrow President Viktor Yanukovych, who was seen as sympathetic towards Russia.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Confirms
On Tuesday, 23 March, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak confirmed that the UK will send Challenger tanks to Ukraine. The tanks will be sent in response to requests from the Ukrainian government for support in their war against Russian-backed rebels. This is the first time that Challenger tanks have been sent to a European conflict.
The tanks will be part of a wider package of military aid that the UK is providing to Ukraine. This includes training and equipment for the Ukrainian army, as well as financial assistance. The UK has been a major supporter of Ukraine since its independence from Russia in 1991.
Russia’s bombardment has devastated Soledar
On June 7th, the UK announced that it would be sending Challenger tanks to Ukraine. Rishi Sunak, secretary of state for defence, confirmed this in a press conference. This is in response to the crisis in Ukraine, which has been inflicted by Russia’s bombardment. The UK was one of the first countries to condemn Russia’s actions and show support for the Ukranian government.
The Challenger is a modern tank that is highly versatile and can be used in a variety of situations. It is capable of dealing with both infantry and light armour. This will help reassure the Ukranian government and military that Britain is committed to their defence.
To Support The Nation’s War Effort
The United Kingdom is set to send Challenger tanks to Ukraine as part of a bolstering of the country’s war effort. Rishi Sunak, the British minister for defense, confirmed the news to Reuters on Friday. The tanks will be sent in addition to 120 personnel who will provide training and support. “This sends a clear message that the UK is committed to supporting Ukraine and its democracy,” Sunak said. The move comes as Moscow continues its military campaign in eastern Ukraine, which has killed more than 7,000 people since April 2014. The tanks are expected to arrive later this month.