UK doubles financial aid to Ukraine | NOW

The UK provided another £1.3 billion (over 1.5 billion euros) in military aid and aid to Ukraine. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this on Saturday. The British government has almost doubled its aid to Kyiv. It would be the largest financial contribution by Britain to the conflict since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Britain is one of Kyiv’s main allies. The country previously sent anti-tank missiles, air defense weapons and other weapons to help Ukraine fight off Russian forces led by President Vladimir Putin who invaded in late February. “Putin’s brutal attacks not only caused untold devastation in Ukraine, but also threatened peace and security across Europe,” Johnson said in a statement.

The new British promise came on the eve of the G7 meeting. Club leaders from seven major western industrialized nations – England, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States – will discuss the situation at home with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday during a virtual meeting.

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