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In a first, Britain presents a new arms shipment to Ukraine

Britain’s Ministry of Defense releases images of a new arms shipment to Ukraine, alongside a simmering political crisis over Prime Minister Liz Truss.

  • Britain is offering a new arms shipment for the first time.

For the first time, the British Ministry of Defense has revealed images of a new arms shipment delivered to Ukraine, including anti-tank weapons.

These weapons weigh 12 tons and were transported on board a warplane heading for an Eastern European country before entering Ukraine.

This military development coincided with the current political crisis that British Prime Minister Liz Truss is facing within the Conservative Party and among members of her government due to the policies implemented in the face of the deteriorating economic situation and the level of UK’s high standard of living.

The Guardian noted that while Truss does not rule out the prospect of a shortage outright, she downplays the risk by refusing to engage in it outright.

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The newspaper stressed that Britons should be warned of the turbulence they could face this winter, which will see a peak in gas demand, adding that Truss does not want to be the Prime Minister who imposed energy rationing and seems to promote denial while the method to prevent this from happening.

Additionally, in a speech to the UN General Assembly in September, Truss reiterated the UK’s long-term commitment to the war in Ukraine, pledging to send at least £2.3bn ($2.6 billion) of military supplies in 2023.

It should be noted that the UK is already Ukraine’s second largest military supplier after the United States.

Before his speech, Truss said: “Ukraine’s victories over the past few weeks have been inspiring. Time and again, these brave people have challenged doubters and shown what they can do when given the military, economic and political support they need.”