First of Its Kind, the United Kingdom is Sending Helicopters to Ukraine to Assist in Securing Retaken Land
According to Ben Wallace, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Defense, the United Kingdom will be sending helicopters to Ukraine for the very first time. This is a significant increase in support for Kyiv’s ongoing resistance to Vladimir Putin’s regime.
PA Media reported that three Sea King helicopters will be delivered, and the first one has already arrived in Ukraine. PA Media also reported that the second helicopter will be sent. Since the beginning of the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, the United Kingdom is sending these aircraft for the very first time with people on board.
Wallace also stated that an additional 10,000 artillery rounds were being given to the Ukraine in order to assist the country in retaining the territory that it has just reclaimed from the invading forces.
“We will always stand behind Ukraine. “These extra artillery rounds will help Ukraine protect the land it has taken back from Russia in the past few weeks,” he told the BBC while on a trip to Norway.
This comes after UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made a surprise trip to Kyiv over the weekend and said that the country would get another £50 million for defense.
The Royal Navy gave Ukraine’s military and engineers six weeks of training on Sea Kings in the UK, the Ministry of Defence said. Ukraine will also get 1,000 surface-to-air missiles and 125 anti-aircraft guns from the UK.
In a new attack by Russia on Ukraine this morning, a two-day-old baby boy was killed when a hospital in southern Ukraine was hit. According to a report from the Telegraph, the governor of Zaporizhzhia said that Russian forces fired on a maternity ward on Tuesday night.
Oleksandr Starukh wrote on Telegram, “Our hearts are broken. A baby who had just been born has been killed.”
S-300 missiles hit the ward in Vilnyansk. Even though the baby’s mother was saved from the wreckage, the baby did not make it. During the attack, two doctors were also hurt very badly.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said about the attack, “The enemy has decided to try again with terror and murder to do what it couldn’t do for nine months and won’t be able to do.”