Contents tagged with UK

  • UK and Latvia announce tender for FPV drones to support Ukrainian Forces

    The United Kingdom and Latvia have announced a tender for the procurement of FPV drones to be supplied to Ukraine's Defence Forces, according to a Facebook post by Deputy Minister of Defence for Digital Development, Ekaterina Chernohorenko.

    Chernohorenko noted that companies from all countries within the Ukraine Defence Contact Group, including Ukrainian drone manufacturers, are eligible to participate in the tender. The tender will select companies to supply UAVs to the Ukrainian military on …

  • Russia expels British Military Attaché in tit-for-tat move amid escalating tensions

    On May 16, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared the British military attaché at the UK Embassy in Moscow, Adrian Coghill, persona non grata. He has been given one week to leave the Russian Federation. The Russian Foreign Ministry explained this move as a response to the expulsion of the Russian military attaché from the UK, labelling it "hostile and unfounded."

    "This measure does not exhaust our reaction to the May 8 hostile anti-Russian actions by the British side. The initiators …

  • Russia threatens to target British military assets following Foreign Secretary's comments

    Russia's Foreign Ministry has declared the United Kingdom a "party to the conflict" and warned that Russia would target British military sites and equipment, in Ukraine and beyond. This statement follows an interview given by Britain's Foreign Secretary David Cameron to Reuters, in which he stated Ukraine could use British weaponry to strike targets inside Russia.

    On May 6, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the British Ambassador in Moscow, Nigel Casey, to express "firm protest" arguing …

  • UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to announce largest Ukrainian military aid during Poland visit

    The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, will announce the largest military aid package for Ukraine to date during his visit to Poland on April 23, according to the British government's website.

    It is reported that Sunak intends to reveal an increase in military support for Ukraine of £500 million ($617 million). The additional funding will be utilized for the speedy delivery of critical ammunition, air defense equipment, drones, and engineering support.

    The record-breaking …

  • UK offers to help Germany deliver Taurus missiles to Ukraine

    London Offers Taurus Missiles Delivery Aid to Ukraine, Placing German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in a Quandary

    According to BILD, the UK has proposed assisting Germany with the delivery of German Taurus missiles to Ukraine, a move that has put Chancellor Olaf Scholz in an uncomfortable position.

    The British Foreign Secretary, David Cameron, offered support to Germany for the transportation of the Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine.

    "We are determined to work closely with our German partners on …

  • Former Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister claims UK was ready to fight in Ukraine, held back by US

    The UK was ready to enter the war against Russia, but the US held them back, the former deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lana Zerkal, told Natalya Moseychuk, host of the 1+1 talk show Right to Power, in an interview. She stated that members of the House of Lords in the British Parliament were willing to fight against Russia, but they cannot do so because the United States opposes it.

    "During the summer of 2022, I was in parliament in London, and the lords openly said: 'If not …

  • Turkey refuses to allow mine-sweeping vessels gifted to Ukraine by UK to enter the Black Sea

    Turkey will not allow the mine-sweeping vessels, which the UK has handed over to Ukraine, to pass through its straits, reported the Turkish Center for Combatting Disinformation.

    "The claims by some media outlets that the mine-sweeping vessels, gifted to Ukraine by the UK, were permitted to pass through the Turkish straits into the Black Sea do not correspond to reality," the statement reads.

    It is noted that Turkey immediately classified Russia's "special military operation" against Ukraine …

  • UK to donate 2 warships to Ukraine

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Britain Vadym Prystaiko said that the British government decided to donate several warships to Ukraine. He said that he had visited one of them. According to him, Ukrainian servicemen are already being trained to operate these warships.

    "Our serviceman are already training there. They're learning to navigate the ship, learning to use the weapons. There will be several such ships," the ambassador said in an interview with Suspilne.

    The ambassador recalled that after the …

  • UK shutting down ‘golden visa’ program for wealthy Russians

    The British authorities plan to suspend the "golden visa" program, which opened the country’s doors to wealthy individuals, including from Russia.

    The program, which requires investing at least 2 million pounds in the British economy, will be closed within a few weeks, the Financial Times reported, citing sources in the government.

    The British Cabinet of Ministers is under pressure from the parliament, which in 2020 warned that "golden visas" had become the object of abuse by wealthy …

  • USA and UK: No signs Russia is moving troops away from Ukrainian border

    Western countries do not see signs of withdrawal of Russian troops from the borders of Ukraine, which was announced by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    Statements from Moscow that the troops of the Southern and Western Military Districts, after completing their exercises, are being sent to places of their permanent deployment need to be verified, said US Permanent Representative to NATO Julian Smith.

    Russia "made similar claims" about the de-escalation in December, but they turned out to be …