Sunak pledges record-breaking $600M military support to Ukraine

Rishi Sunak and Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Rishi Sunak and Volodymyr Zelenskyy

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has declared the UK's largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine, valued at over 500 million pounds ($600 million). Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shared details of the package following a phone conversation with Sunak on April 23.

The package will include Storm Shadow and other types of missiles, hundreds of armored vehicles and boats, and ammunition.

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"I am grateful to the UK and personally to Prime Minister Sunak for such a strong demonstration of support and for the willingness to further develop our defense cooperation, especially with an emphasis on maritime and long-range capabilities," Zelenskyy wrote.

In their discussion, Zelenskyy and Sunak also talked about establishing an effective method for confiscating Russian assets and shared expectations for the upcoming Peace Summit in Switzerland and the European Political Community Summit in the UK.

Britain's largest aid package for Ukraine

The British government's official website earlier outlined the specifics of the aid, which includes:

  • 60 boats, encompassing offshore raiding craft, rigid raiding craft, dive boats, and maritime guns;

  • Over 1,600 missiles, including strike, air defense, and additional Storm Shadow long-range precision-guided missiles;

  • More than 400 vehicles, such as 160 protected mobility 'Husky' vehicles, 162 armored vehicles, and 78 all-terrain vehicles;

  • Nearly 4 million rounds of small arms ammunition.

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This allocation is part of an extensive commitment by the UK, providing Ukraine with a total of 3 billion pounds ($3.6 billion) in military assistance for the fiscal year.

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