Ukraine

UK to send more weapons to Ukraine as crisis deepens

The UK has already sent anti-tank weapons to Kyiv, as well as other military kit such as body armour, helmets and combat boots.

More British weapons will be sent to Ukraine in response to the looming threat of a full-scale invasion by Russia.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said lethal defensive weapons and non-lethal aid would be sent to the country.

The UK has already sent anti-tank weapons to the Ukrainian military to help counter the threat posed by Russian forces ringed around the country's borders.

Other military equipment, such as body armour, helmets and combat boots, have also been sent to Ukraine by the UK.

The Prime Minister said: "In light of the increasingly threatening behaviour from Russia, and in line with our previous support, the UK will shortly be providing a further package of military support to Ukraine.

"This will include lethal aid in the form of defensive weapons and non-lethal aid."