ER Editor: This item of news got understandable flack on Twitter from Brits. Here’s a selection:
Here is Alex Christoforou of The Duran team (3:45-6:11 minutes) wondering where the massive aid to Ukraine, coming from a special emergency fund for UK purposes only, is going to end up – in whose pockets? ‘Into Ukraine through the front door, out through the back door. Into the pockets of God knows who’. Boris outdoes Biden in terms of aid.
UK pledges more military aid for Ukraine
The UK pledged a further £1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) in military support and aid to Ukraine on Saturday. London said the move nearly doubles London’s previous spending commitments to Kiev, and is the country’s highest rate of spending on a conflict since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The extra money will come from a reserve used by the government for emergencies. Like other NATO member states, the UK has been increasingly supplying Kiev with weapons, including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile systems and armored vehicles.
This week, London said it was sending 13 armored vehicles to Ukrainian police and the National Guard. The UK government has also been delivering tanks to Poland in order to replace those Warsaw has donated to Kiev.
Similarly, the US pledged an additional $150 million in military assistance to Ukraine on Friday. The package includes 25,000 155mm artillery rounds, as well as radars and electronic jamming equipment.
Russia has repeatedly criticized the West for “flooding” Ukraine with weapons, and warned in April that foreign arms become legitimate targets once they reach Ukrainian soil.