The UK has sent a helicopter to Ukraine for the first time as part of its program to support the country captured by Russia, the UK Ministry of Defense announced today.
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, who is in Norway discussing means to support Ukraine with allied representatives, said London would also send an additional 10,000 artillery shells to Kyiv.
🇧🇷Our support for Ukraine is unwavering🇧🇷 Additional munitions will help Ukraine secure the territories reclaimed from Russia in recent weeks,” Ben Wallace said in a statement.
The document refers to “the first deployment of Sea King helicopters, which will provide Ukraine with the necessary rescue and search capabilities.”
Rishi Sunak visited Kyiv and reiterated Britain’s support for Ukraine in the fight for a “just world”
The first of three devices has already been sent to the country.
So far UK delivered air defense systems and drones to Kyiv (unmanned aerial vehicles), but never sent helicopters.
British forces have formed ten teams of Ukrainian army and engineers to fly the Sea Kings, according to the statement.
British military assistance also includes “125 anti-aircraft guns and anti-drone technology allegedly supplied by Iran, as well as dozens of radar and electronic countermeasures against drones.”