luchtschip schreef op 18 januari 2022 00:30:
British C-17 transport aircraft are currently ferrying anti-armour weaponry to Ukraine in the face of increasing Russian rhetoric.
Of note is the fact that the British aircraft are avoiding German airspace.pbs.twimg.com/media/FJU5bipXsAoEHW3?f...pbs.twimg.com/media/FJU1NFVXwAUFI0R?f...
Statement on British intent to supply Ukraine with the above-mentioned weaponstwitter.com/geoallison/status/1483150...
Statement gedeelte over wapens leveren aan Oekraine :
Oral statement to Parliament
Statement by the Defence Secretary in the House of Commons, 17 January 2022
The Defence Secretary has given a statement to the House of Commons on the situation in Ukraine.
in light of the increasingly threatening behaviour from Russia, and in addition to our current support, the UK is providing a new security assistance package to increase Ukraine’s defensive capabilities.
We have taken the decision to supply Ukraine with light, anti-armour, defensive weapon systems. A small number of UK personnel will also provide early-stage training for a short period of time, within the framework of Operation ORBITAL, before then returning to the United Kingdom.
This security assistance package complements the training and capabilities that Ukraine already has, and those that are also being provided by the UK and other Allies in Europe and the United States. Ukraine has every right to defend its borders, and this new package of aid further enhances its ability to do so.
Let me be clear: this support is for short-range, and clearly defensive weapons capabilities; they are not strategic weapons and pose no threat to Russia. They are to use in self-defence and the UK personnel providing the early-stage training will return to the United Kingdom after completing it.