Military equipment loaded on aircraft to be sent to Ukrainian forces in war against Russia DATE UNKONWN CREDIT MOD.jpg
The UK will deliver scores of military artillery and drones to Ukraine (Picture: MOD).
Ukraine

Artillery guns, drones and anti-tank weapons among next UK delivery to Ukraine

The Defence Secretary has revealed the UK will send more military equipment as the war with Russia continues.

Military equipment loaded on aircraft to be sent to Ukrainian forces in war against Russia DATE UNKONWN CREDIT MOD.jpg
The UK will deliver scores of military artillery and drones to Ukraine (Picture: MOD).

The UK is to supply Ukraine with scores of artillery guns, hundreds of drones and anti-tank weapons in the coming weeks.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told MPs more than 20 M109 155mm self-propelled guns and 36 L119 105mm artillery guns will soon be delivered to the wartorn country.

The delivery of the guns will be followed by counter-battery radar systems and more than 50,000 rounds of ammunition suitable for Ukraine's existing artillery weapons, Mr Wallace said.

"The scale and range of equipment we are providing demonstrates the strength of our resolve," he said in the Commons.

"Together with our international partners, we will ensure Ukraine has the tools to defend their country from Putin’s illegal invasion."

The kit that is being sent to Ukraine also includes more than 1,600 anti-tank weapons, as well as drones with hundreds of loitering aerial munitions.

Last month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK would provide another £1bn of military aid to Ukraine, bringing the total cost of UK military support since Russia's invasion to £2.3bn.

The UK has also recently launched a major training operation that will see up to 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers trained by the British Armed Forces.

Mr Wallace told MPs on Monday that the first cohort of Ukrainian troops come to the end of their training in the UK this week.

WATCH: Ben Wallace visits Ukrainian troops training in the UK.

What has the UK sent to Ukraine so far?

The Ministry of Defence said the following pieces of military equipment have already been supplied to Ukraine:

  • More than 6,900 anti-tank missiles, including more than 5,000 NLAW, as well as Javelin and Brimstone
  • Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS)
  • 120 armoured fighting vehicles
  • Six Stormer vehicles fitted with Starstreak launchers, along with hundreds of missiles
  • Maritime Brimstone
  • More than 16,000 rounds of artillery ammunition, as well as anti-structure munitions and 4.5 tonnes of plastic explosive
  • Communications equipment
  • Electronic warfare equipment
  • More than 82,000 helmets
  • 8,450 sets of body armour
  • Medical supplies
  • More than 5,000 night-vision devices