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Horror show for Russian Pilots as Britain contemplating sending these beasts into Ukraine

The United Kingdom will send armored anti-aircraft vehicles to Ukraine to assist Kyiv's military as they face an attack from Russia in the country's east. Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles, which can be used to attack planes and helicopters, are launched by the Stormer vehicle.

On Monday, Boris Johnson is due to meet with friends, including US President Joe Biden, to discuss Western assistance for Ukraine, as Russian soldiers focus on conquering the Donbas region. "It can now be claimed that Russian troops have initiated the struggle for Donbas, for which they have been preparing for a long time," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly speech. A major portion of the Russian army is now devoted to this offensive."

What are Stormer armoured vehicles? UK set to send Ukraine anti-aircraft  missile launchers

The Stormer is being supplied to Ukraine after the UK welcomed Ukrainian generals to Salisbury Plain earlier this month to inspect the military equipment that could be available to them, including armored vehicles. Stormers, as reported by The Sun, are not yet officially confirmed, but Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is likely to brief MPs this week. "It is no secret that the UK has pledged to assisting Ukraine with its anti-air capabilities," a defense source stated. This week, the Defence Secretary will make a statement to Parliament."

U.K. to Supply Stormer Anti-Aircraft Armored Missile Launcher to Ukraine -  Bloomberg

The White House said on Tuesday that Vice President Joe Biden will hold a secure video chat with allies to discuss support for Ukraine and efforts to hold Vladimir Putin's Russia responsible. In the United Kingdom, Cabinet Minister Brandon Lewis stated that "we would be sending out further defensive armaments" to Ukraine.

"We appear to be witnessing a further push from Putin's administration, therefore we will continue to do everything we can to help Ukraine," Northern Ireland Secretary Arlene Foster told BBC Breakfast. "We will send out additional defensive armaments, as the Prime Minister stated when he was in Kyiv with the president (Volodymyr Zelensky) just a week or so ago."

Britain to send Stormer anti-aircraft vehicles to Ukraine

When asked about claims of Britons caught while fighting for the Ukrainian military, Mr Lewis said he couldn't comment on suggestions of a prisoner swap. "People should not be using what is in fact an unlawful route through into a very dangerous scenario," he added.

I hope you understand that I am not going to comment on the circumstances in the two individual examples that you have mentioned. "But we must be extremely clear with folks that this is not what they should be doing. There are official ways to support Ukraine on the Government website that anyone can follow."

Sources:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/04/19/britain-send-armoured-vehicles-ukraine/

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