• 29/05/2024 13:21

The British Prime Minister promised to increase defense spending with guaranteed funding for Ukraine

Until 2030, the UK budget should provide 87 billion pounds a year for the military sector.

The British Prime Minister promised to increase defense spending with guaranteed funding for Ukraine The head of the British government, Rishi Sunak, during his visit to Poland, announced intention to increase the UK defense budget to 2.5% of GDP. The country should achieve this figure by 2030.

As The Guardian writes, the Prime Minister promised to gradually increase the amount of military funding to 87 billion pounds annually, 3 billion of which are guaranteed for Ukraine “for as long as necessary.” “. Sunak was responding to President Volodymyr Zelensky's request for greater certainty in helping to fight Russian aggression.

The Prime Minister's plan would see an extra £75 billion spent on defense over the next six years, strengthening Britain's role as NATO's second largest military spender after the United States.

At least $10 billion will be used for munitions production because, Sunak said, “Ukraine has shown that we need large stockpiles of weapons.”

  • The UK has provided Ukraine with its largest military aid package in terms of number of units, which includes boats, missiles, land and all-terrain vehicles and small arms ammunition.
  • President Zelensky discussed from Rishi Sunak's support for the United Kingdom.

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