• 29/05/2024 15:09

Half a billion pounds from the British Ministry of Defense fund for Ukraine have not yet been used

The opposition accuses the British government of acting too slowly to supply the Ukrainian army with the necessary weapons.

Half a billion pounds from the British Ministry of Defense fund for Ukraine has not yet been used

which the ministry is handling UK defense have not yet been used due to bureaucratic delays in contracting arms suppliers. According to The Guardian, we are talking about an amount of 500 million pounds sterling out of the 900 million that came from the nine. donor countries over the past two years.

The British Ministry of Defense explains the delay by the fact that they are forced to carefully check each of the companies participating in arms tenders. At the same time, the department admits that even in the case of already signed contracts, some deliveries are not expected until the spring of 2025.

Shadow Defense Minister John Gealey accuses Rishi Sunak's government of acting too slowly to “send vital equipment to Ukrainians” . At the same time, the Labor Party parliamentarian stressed that the government can always count on the support of the opposition in matters of assistance to Ukraine and strengthening its allies in NATO. , confronting Russian aggression and bringing Putin to justice,” Gili emphasized.

  • Britain provided Ukraine with 150 million pounds to protect the energy industry.
  • The government sent equipment to Ukraine necessary for operation of the Obereg electronic system.
  • British troops will not shoot down drones and missiles over Ukraine due to the “risk of escalation.”

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