• Ukraine To Receive Long-Range Cruise Missiles From UK

    May 12, 2023
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    On Thursday, Britain's Defense Secretary, Ben Wallace, confirmed that the UK will be sending Storm Shadow long-range missiles to Ukraine. "I can confirm that the UK is donating Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine," Wallace told Parliament. The missiles should assist Ukraine in regaining some of its territory that is currently under Russian occupation.

    "The use of Storm Shadow will allow Ukraine to push back Russian forces based within Ukraine sovereign territory," Wallace added.

    According to UK officials, the gift of the missiles is timed to coincide with Kyiv's much-anticipated counteroffensive, which appears to have been delayed by a few months.

    The Storm Shadow's range is of great significance as it can travel more than 250km (155 miles) compared to the U.S.-provided HIMARS, which only has a range of 80km (50 miles).

    The missiles are fired from aircraft and with the longer range, Ukrainian pilots won't have to be as close to the frontline. The missiles, which are equipped with an infra-red seeker, cruise at a low altitude to avoid radar detection before locking onto their target.

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    The British government decided to provide the missiles after Russia "continued down a dark path," Wallace told parliament referring to Moscow's continued assaults on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure. After an almost 2 month hiatus from large-scale aerial attacks, Russia has drastically increased its airstrikes on Ukraine in recent weeks.

    Wallace went on to confirm that some of the missiles are already on their way to Ukraine and indicated that some may already be in the country. "The donation of these missile systems gives Ukraine the best chance of defending themselves against Russia's brutality," Wallace said.

    Meanwhile, top U.S. officials are "breathing a sigh of relief," over Britain's decision to send the missiles. Does this mean, however, that the U.S. or other allies will be sending additional aircraft as well?

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    Jen Snow is a former paralegal turned freelance writer who has a passion for foreign affairs. When not writing, she can be found curled up with her dog and a good book or outside playing in the Florida sun.
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    FJB

    So not only is the US laundering money via Ukraine, now we launder military hardware via England.
    The US and its allies are hell bent on starting a nuclear war with Russia and will stop at nothing to see it happen.

    arizona

    NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU TRAITORS IN THE WESTERN MILITARIES DO,.you all lied when you took your OATH TO PROTECT AMERICA AND THE US CONSTITUTION..shortly you'll all be home with your DADDY SATAN IN HELL,,then you can spend ETERNITY cursing your mothers name for having given birth to you...

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