MADRID, 20 (Moose Gazette)
The United Kingdom will equal or exceed the 2,300 million pounds (2,620 million euros) that it has promised to contribute to Ukraine’s war effort against Russia during the year 2022, according to the British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, during her visit. to New York to participate in the UN General Assembly, where he will reiterate his commitment to supporting Ukraine in the long term.
“Ukraine’s victories over the past few weeks have been inspiring. Time and time again, these brave people have defied the doubters and shown what they can do if given the military, economic and political support they need,” he said. said Truss, who has stressed that “the United Kingdom will continue to be behind” the Ukrainian population “every step of the way”. “Your safety is our safety,” she added.
With this amount of money, the United Kingdom will position itself as the second largest military donor to Ukraine, only behind the United States, according to Downing Street. In addition to providing Ukraine with funding and weapons, the UK has trained 27,000 members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces since 2015. Added to this are hundreds of rockets, five air defense systems, 120 armored vehicles and other equipment.
In this regard, Truss’s office has stressed that the specific nature of British military support in 2023 will be determined based on the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, although it is expected to include multiple rocket launch systems.
On the other hand, the prime minister has criticized the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, for the use of energy as an element of “blackmail”. “By turning off the NOrd Stream gas pipeline, Putin has condemned millions of people to a colder and more difficult winter,” she said. “Too many lives, in Ukraine, in Europe and in the rest of the world, are being manipulated by a dependency on Russian energy. We need to work together to end this once and for all,” she has settled.
During the campaign to seize power from the Conservative Party, Truss promised the Ukrainian people to continue the policy of his predecessor, Boris Johnson, in terms of supporting Ukraine.
Truss’s trip to New York, where he will meet with the president of the United States, Joe Biden, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, or the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will mark the return to political normality of the United Kingdom. United after ten days of national mourning for the death of Queen Elizabeth II.