Britain are to send deadly armoured missile launchers to the Ukraine within days which fire high-velocity missiles that destroys a target by using three laser guided darts.
The Stormer weapons were shown to Ukraine authorities in Salisbury Plain by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) two week ago.
The 13-tonne missile launchers fire Starstreak missiles which can also be used from a shoulder launcher which is more than capable of blowing up fighter jets, helicopters and drones within a 7km radius.
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Cabinet Minister Brandon Lewis said on Tuesday, “we will be sending out further defensive arms” to Ukraine.
“We’re seeing a further push, it seems, from Putin’s regime, so we will continue to do all we can to support Ukraine,” the Northern Ireland Secretary told BBC Breakfast.
“As the Prime Minister said when he was in Kyiv with the president (Volodymyr Zelensky) just a week or so ago, we will be sending out further defensive arms.”
A former British government security advisor has warned that Vladimir Putin is getting “increasingly desperate” and he could launch “some kind of missile strike on a NATO base.”
Lord Ricketts issued a warning that Putin has become “increasingly desperate to choke off the flow of arms” to Ukraine and could attack convoys and aircraft heading from a NATO country.
Lord Ricketts told the BBC that he fears that Putin’s war is close to “an angry stalemate, where Russia will hold on to quite a large part of the country” as President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government will not agree a settlement deal with Moscow.
Earlier this month the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the UK will send state of the art anti-ship missile systems to Ukraine, which will make them “legitimate targets” and “will make it even more bloody,” a Russian official warned.
The Russian ambassador to the UK Andrey Kelin told the Russian TASS news agency that these “high-precision weapons” will be “destabilising.”
Kelin warned, “Any supply of weapons is destabilising, especially those that Wallace spoke about.
“They aggravate the situation, make it even more bloody. These, apparently, are new, fairly high-precision weapons.
“Of course, they will be legitimate targets for our Armed Forces if they cross the Ukrainian border.”
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