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The British Prime Minister Announces Record Aid to Ukraine, to Be Declared in Poland

Rishi Sunak plans to announce £3 billion in military aid to Ukraine during an official visit to Poland

Oleksandr Budariev
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak / Number 10, CC BY 2.0 DEED

Today, Tuesday, April 23, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will arrive in Poland on an official visit to deepen ties, where he plans to announce a significant increase in military aid to Ukraine. This was reported on the UK Government's website.

The assistance includes additional funding of £500 million and the most extensive delivery of vital equipment.

During his visit, he will meet with Poland's new Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, to deepen bilateral relations, discuss strengthening European security, and support for Ukraine together with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Warsaw.

Afterward, Sunak will head to Berlin for a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

UK's Aid Package to Ukraine

The UK Ministry of Defence will send to Ukraine its largest package of equipment, designed to counter the Russian invasion on land, sea, and air.

It will include 60 boats, including marine raiding vessels, rigid raiding boats, and diving boats, marine guns, over 1600 strike and anti-aircraft missiles, including additional Storm Shadow missiles with long range, more than 400 vehicles, including 160 protected mobile "Husky" machines, 162 armored vehicles, and 78 all-terrain vehicles, as well as almost 4 million rounds of small arms ammunition.

"Defending Ukraine from Russia's brutal ambitions is vital for our security and for all of Europe. If Putin is allowed to succeed in this aggressive war, he will not stop at the Polish border," said Sunak.

He also announced the intention to triple funding from UK Export Finance for Poland, increasing it from £5 million to £15 million, which is the most generous offer to a partner country to date.

The volume of bilateral trade between the UK and Poland over the last decade has doubled, reaching £30.6 billion, with Poles purchasing 45 million bottles of Scotch whisky last year, and British companies vying for Polish contracts worth £5 billion in the fields of energy, defense, healthcare, and infrastructure.


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