UK Says It Is Donating Long-Range ‘Storm Shadow’ Missiles to Ukraine

Britain is donating long-range Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine to assist it reclaim territory misplaced to Russia because the begin of its invasion, Britain’s protection secretary, Ben Wallace, instructed Parliament on Thursday.

The missiles, that are launched from the air, are the newest in a pipeline of army help delivered to the nation by Britain, the US and different NATO allies. Mr. Wallace stated he wouldn’t element the weapon’s capabilities.

“Ukraine has a proper to have the ability to defend itself,” Mr. Wallace stated. “Using Storm Shadow will enable Ukraine to push again Russian forces primarily based inside Ukrainian sovereign territory.”

Ukraine has requested for longer-range missiles. It was unclear what the efficient vary of the Storm Shadow missiles could be, or when the missile would arrive in Ukraine.

Since final summer time, Ukraine has made intensive use of HIMARS weapons, brief for Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket System, provided by the US, partially to focus on concentrations of Russian army infrastructure and troops.

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