The UK is supporting Ukraine in the development of its fleet and port infrastructure, but the message that Ukraine has been sold rockets – wrong. This statement was made by the British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons…
According to the previously published message of the publication Times, negotiations are underway between the UK and Ukraine on the sale of weapons to the Ukrainian side, including missiles. The publication noted that such a need arose due to the impending aggression of Russia, which is supposedly going to attack Ukraine against the backdrop of the gas crisis.
According to the newspaper, according to the Ukrainian-British agreements, Kiev can buy missiles for military aircraft and ground-to-ground class from London. It is also possible to supply Brimstone missiles, which can be installed on Ukrainian warships.
Simmons recalled that an agreement on the development of the military potential of the Ukrainian Navy and the potential of the country’s fleet, in particular, was signed between Vladimir Zelensky and Boris Johnson even during the visit of the Ukrainian president to London in October 2020.
The ambassador clarified that this is not about the sale of weapons, but about the development of the infrastructure of Ukrainian ships and ports.
“This concerns the development of the infrastructure of ports, naval ships. For the first time, naval ships will be equipped with defensive weapons. This is not an agreement on the provision of weapons. This is an agreement on building up the potential of the Ukrainian Navy. The two missiles that The Times wrote about, I think appeared in the article by mistake, “said Simmons.
She added that Ukraine is facing a long-term restoration of the country’s fleet.