Britain provides 1.3 billion pounds (more than 1.5 billion euros) in military aid and assistance to Ukraine. This was announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday. The British government nearly doubled its aid to Kiev. It would be Britain’s biggest financial contribution to a conflict since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The United Kingdom is one of the main allies of Kiev. The country has previously sent anti-tank missiles, air defense and other weapons to help Ukraine fight President Vladimir Putin’s Russian forces that invaded in late February. “Putin’s brutal attack is not only causing untold destruction in Ukraine, it threatens peace and security across Europe,” Johnson said in a statement.
The UK’s new pledge comes on the eve of the G7 meeting. The leaders of the club of seven major Western industrialized countries – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States – will discuss the situation in their country with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a virtual meeting on Sunday.
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