According to a report in Downing Street on Saturday night, Johnson told Zelensky that the British government would provide Ukraine with 120 military armored vehicles, and would also hand over anti-ship missile systems to the Ukrainian armed forces.
According to a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office in London, Britain is supplying Ukraine with these weapons in addition to a shipment of defensive weapons worth 100 million pounds (more than 45 billion forints) announced the day before.
The military relief package announced Friday includes 800 anti-tank missiles and other precision missile weapons and StarStreak portable anti-aircraft missile systems. London has already given Ukraine a lot from the latest weapons system, whose missiles fly at three times the speed of sound.
In addition to Saturday’s announcement of another arms shipment, Downing Street also announced that the British government is guaranteeing a new loan package from the World Bank worth $500 million to be disbursed to Ukraine on behalf of the Ukrainian government.
According to Johnson’s office on Saturday, that guarantee must also be approved by the London Parliament under British law. If approved, the value of the loan that Britain has guaranteed so far to Ukraine will rise to one billion dollars.
After Saturday’s meeting with Downing Street Johnson and Zelensky, he also announced that London would liberalize customs regulations on exports from Ukraine to Britain and ease general customs procedures for the vast majority of Ukrainian exports, in line with the Ukrainian government’s commitment to maintaining stability. of the Ukrainian economy.
Zelensky said at a joint press conference after the Kyiv talks Other Western countries could take for example the British-British aid to Ukraine. The Ukrainian president also said it was time to announce a complete ban on Russian energy imports.
Johnson told Downing Street at the press conference that he and his British partners are imposing increasingly tighter sanctions on Russia every week. According to the British Prime Minister, this means not only freezing Russian assets in banks and punishing the Russian oligarchy, but also keeping the world away from the use of Russian hydrocarbons.
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