British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday claimed the British isles will deliver tanks to Ukraine to assist Kyiv’s forces “push Russian troops back”.
Sunak produced the pledge to offer Challenger 2 tanks and supplemental artillery techniques as a indicator of the UK’s “ambition to intensify our assist to Ukraine”, according to a readout of a telephone get in touch with with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The move will make the United kingdom the initially Western energy to supply the Ukrainians with main fight tanks, the PA information agency explained. France on January 4 claimed it would supply Kyiv with the French-produced AMX-10 RC — a light-weight tank product.
President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday welcomed the UK’s final decision to provide tanks to his state, indicating it would “send the appropriate signal” as Kyiv has been urgent allies for more significant weapons.
“In a discussion with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, I thanked (him) for the decisions that will not only fortify us on the battlefield, but also mail the correct signal to other partners,” Zelensky reported on Twitter.
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