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Sunak says he's focused on sending UK weapons to Ukraine as quickly as possible.
February 4, 2023 9:11 PM 1 min read
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is “focused on ensuring the U.K.’s defensive military equipment reached the front line as quickly as possible,” Sunak's office said in a press release issued on Feb. 4 following his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
On Jan. 14, Sunak announced the delivery of 14 Challenger 2 tanks as part of a major new military aid package for Ukraine.
“As part of that effort, Ukrainian soldiers had already begun training on Challenger 2 tanks in the U.K. this week,” Sunak's office said in the Feb. 4 statement.
The tanks are anticipated to arrive in Ukraine by the end of March, according to an earlier statement by Alex Chalk, a top official at the U.K. Defense Department.
The Kyiv Independent news desk
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