The UK Says Ukraine Is “Disappointed” With The Lack of Military Aid

by Vern Evans

The United Kingdom is claiming that Ukraine is “disappointed” in it over the lack of military aid. The UK is comparing itself to Germany, which has given Kiev twice as much military aid as the UK, and Berlin has reportedly joined calls for London to do more.

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While speaking to the Daily Mail on Wednesday, the anonymous sources complained that the UK is being overtaken by Germany and the Nordic states as Ukraine’s leading European backers. The sources also griped that Britain’s leaders are not coming across as bellicose enough compared to French President Emmanuel Macron, who has publicly refused to rule out deploying troops to Ukraine.

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“The UK was the first country to give NLAW anti-tank rocket launchers, the first country to pledge tanks, so we received some leeway from Kiev,” one of the sources said. “But we are not pushing through capability thresholds anymore. We’ve spent our political capital with [Ukrainian President] Volodymyr Zelensky, and we are not spending enough on military aid.”

“The Ukrainians are disappointed with Britain’s stance at the moment. Germany has also told the UK it has to do more. From where we once were, it is galling to be told that,” they added according to a report by RT.

Speaking at a NATO summit last July, Britain’s then-defense minister, Ben Wallace, complained that London would like “to see a bit of gratitude” from Kiev for the military aid sent by the UK. Wallace’s comments were sarcastically dismissed by Zelensky, before the minister walked them back and insisted that he was not speaking for himself, but for “citizens and MPs across the international community.” –RT

“The UK continues to lead military support for Ukraine as the first country to provide lethal aid as well as the first to provide Western main battle tanks and long-range precision strike capability,” the British Defense Ministry told the Daily Mail. “We have committed more than £7 billion [$8.8 billion] of military support to Ukraine, including £2.5 billion in 2024/25.”

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