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UK to provide 1,000 more air defence missiles to Ukraine

Nato chief confident UK will ‘lead by example’ on defence spending after Rishi Sunak meeting

Adam Forrest
Wednesday 09 November 2022 19:02 GMT
Civilians evacuate Kherson ahead of Putin declaring martial law

The UK is sending 1,000 surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine to boost its defence against the Russian invasion, defence secretary Ben Wallace has announced.

It comes as Vladimir Putin’s troops were ordered to pull out of occupied city of Kherson in the face of continued Ukrainian attacks.

The shipment of British missiles comes in response to requests from Kyiv more air defence capabilities, as Rishi Sunak vowed to support Ukraine against “Russian aggression”.

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