UK sends metal detectors and bomb de-activation kits to Ukraine
Britain is to send more than 1,000 metal detectors and 100 bomb de-activation kits to Ukraine to help clear minefields in the latest instance of military support issued by the British government for the country.
“Russia’s use of landmines and targeting of civilian infrastructure underline the shocking cruelty of Putin’s invasion,” British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said in a statement.
“This latest package of UK support will help Ukraine safely clear land and buildings as it reclaims its rightful territory.”
According to the statement, the UK has provided a total of £2.3bn of military aid to Ukraine in 2022 – more than any other nation except the United States – and the government has committed to sustain the same level of funding in 2023.