To the announcements made in the previous days by countries such as the United States, Germany and the Czech Republic concerning the shipment of heavy articles to Ukraine, the United Kingdom is now added. your prime minister, Boris JohnsonHe revealed, who visited kyiv over the weekend, that his country will send 120 armored vehicles, in addition to new anti-ship missile systems.
Previously, Australia had also chosen to supply armored vehicles, more precisely about twenty vehicles Bushmaster (Done by Thales Australia) in response to the appearance of the President of Ukraine two weeks ago, Vladimir ZelenskyIn front of the country’s parliament, he asked for more military aid, including for this type of vehicle. The Australian government announced on Friday that the equipment was already on the way.
the NATO Looking for a way to equip Ukraine with heavy weapons in the face of the approach of the new phase of the Russian invasion, which should occur in the Donbass. The Pentagon said last week that Russian forces had withdrawn from other locations, including around the capital, Kyiv, to re-equip in a bid to increase operations in this region of southeastern Ukraine. .
Essentially in the past week, various shipments of heavy materials to the country have been announced so that it can deal with the aforementioned new phase which is estimated to be imminent. Germany, for example, finally gave the green light a few days ago to send 58 armored vehicles PVV-501 (Previously BMP-1) to Ukraine by a Czech company that has been trying to formalize this shipment since 2019, which requires approval from Berlin because it is material of German origin, more precisely the old Racial Discrimination Act (German Democratic Republic).
It turned out earlier that the United States had promised to facilitate the arrival of battle tanks in Ukraine and to ship dozens of battle tanks by train. T-72 combat armor BVP By the Czech Republic sent to the country last week. This last supply was possible after obtaining the authorization of Germany and partners NATO.
According to British military intelligence, Russian shelling continues in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and Ukrainian forces have repelled several attacks that resulted in the destruction of Russian tanks, vehicles and artillery equipment. Hostilities are now expected to intensify.
The British Army will receive 100 more boxers
It turns out that at the same time as London revealed the supply of 120 armored vehicles to Ukraine, the country’s authorities announced an increase in its own armored fleet.
boxer, which will eventually be 623 units, adding another hundred to the 523 already ordered. These, as defined by the country’s Ministry of Defense, are “modern digital armored vehicles that can be used to transport troops to the front lines and can be quickly reconfigured to fulfill different roles on the battlefield.”