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UK Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace says his country will for the first time send armored vehicles to the Ukrainian army, which are expected to help them so far. defending Ukrainians to hit Russian lines on the eastern front.
The vehicles will be Mastiff type, each of which weighs 23 tons and has a special construction to withstand explosions of improvised mechanisms.
Designed during the war in Afghanistan. It can carry ten soldiers.
Britain will also send advanced Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles, another 800 anti-tank missiles, helmets and night-vision goggles to Ukraine, in addition to the 200,000 pieces of armaments already sent from London.
Speaking at a NATO event in Romania, Wallace declined to say whether anti-ship missiles requested by President Macron.
“Our commitment is to support Ukraine and to ensure that they have as much help as possible to defend themselves,” he said. “And if Russia’s tactics change, then what we give them will change.”
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