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Ukraine MPs erupt as Boris announces UK to donate fleet of military vehicles in Parliament

NewsUkraine MPs erupt as Boris announces UK to donate fleet of military vehicles in Parliament

The Prime Minister promised more arms as part of a new package of £300million in support.

To cheers from the country’s representatives, he said: “In the coming weeks, we in the UK will send you Brimstone anti-ship missiles and Stormer anti-aircraft systems.

“We are providing armoured vehicles to evacuate civilians from areas under attack and protect officials – what Volodymyr (Zelensky) mentioned to me in our most recent call – while they maintain critical infrastructure.

“I can announce today from the UK Government a new package of support totalling £300 million, including radars to pinpoint the artillery bombarding your cities, heavy lift drones to supply your forces and thousands of night vision devices.

“We will carry on supplying Ukraine, alongside your other friends, with weapons, funding and humanitarian aid, until we have achieved our long-term goal, which must be so to fortify Ukraine that no-one will ever dare to attack you again.”

Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko said she had “never seen this many standing ovations for a single speech”.

She added: “Ukraine is certainly lucky to have a friend like the UK.”

The speech was not broadcast live in the UK in order to protect the security of Ukraine’s politicians, meeting while Putin continues his barbaric attacks.

Pictures from the parliament, called the Verkhovna Rada, show MPs waving the Union Jack and holding signs saying “thank you” as they listened to Mr Johnson speak.

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