The United Kingdom has announced the provision of approximately 1,000 additional surface to air missiles to Ukraine for the protection of its critical infrastructure that is being continually targeted by Russia.
This was stated by UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace on Wednesday, Ukrinform reports with reverence to the UK Government website.
“The Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has announced that the UK will shortly complete the delivery of approximately 1,000 additional surface to air missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU),” the statement reads.
The ministry stressed that “the missiles will play a vital role in the provision of air defense for Ukraine and the protection of its critical infrastructure which is being continually targeted by Russia.”
It is noted that the equipment consists of launchers and missiles and is capable of shooting down air targets, including Russian drones and cruise missiles. The missiles can be used in conjunction with existing Armed Forces of Ukraine capabilities.
As reported, the British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace visited two training sites where over 7,400 Ukrainian recruits had been trained by UK forces alongside eight partner nations.