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Ukraine to receive £500 million in UK military funding

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The British Prime Minister has travelled to Poland on Tuesday and has announced a further £500 million in additional military funding for Ukraine.

Rishi Sunak is meeting with his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine and will deepen relations between London and Warsaw.

They will both hold talks with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Warsaw to discuss European security, Sunak will then travel to Berlin to meet with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

A statement reads, “Ukraine is facing an existential threat as Russia continues its barbaric invasion, risking the security and stability of all of Europe.”

Sunak said, “Defending Ukraine against Russia’s brutal ambitions is vital for our security and for all of Europe.

“If Putin is allowed to succeed in this war of aggression, he will not stop at the Polish border... Ukraine’s armed forces continue to fight bravely, but they need our support – and they need it now.

“Today’s package will help ensure Ukraine has what they need to take the fight to Russia.”

The British Defence Secretary Grant Shapps said, “This record package of military aid will give President Zelenskyy and his brave nation more of the kit they need to kick Putin out and restore peace and stability in Europe.

“The UK was the first to provide NLAW missiles, the first to give modern tanks and the first to send long-range missiles.

“Now, we are going even further. We will never let the world forget the existential battle Ukraine is fighting, and with our enduring support, they will win.”

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