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UK Prime Minister to allocate $2.6B in military aid to Ukraine


In her first address to the UN General Assembly, British Prime Minister Liz Truss will commit $2.64 billion in military assistance to Ukraine in 2023 and urged all Western nations to increase similar assistance, according to the Financial Times.

Billy McCrorie
Billy McCrorie
The General Assembly will hear the British Prime Minister Liz Truss' statement on Wednesday, September 21, allocating 2.3 billion pounds sterling ($2.64 billion) for military aid to Ukraine in 2023. The Ft notes that the UK became the second nation after the United States to allocate the same amount for this purpose in 2022.

The newspaper reports that Truss would depart for New York on Tuesday, Sept. 20, marking her first international travel while serving as the UK prime minister. She will speak to the UN General Assembly on September 21. Truss intends to implore Western nations to enhance their support for Ukraine during her speech.

With a contribution of 2.3 billion pounds in 2022, the UK is now the second-largest military donor to Ukraine. 27,000 AFU soldiers have been trained by the UK since 2015. Hundreds of missiles, five air defense systems, 120 armored vehicles, and other supplies have all been given to Ukraine by the UK.

source: ft.com