Live blog: UK to give Ukraine long-range missiles despite Putin’s warning

Russia warns any Western deliveries of longer-range rocket systems would prompt Moscow to hit “objects that we haven’t yet struck” in Ukraine, where fighting rages on its 103rd day.

Monday, June 6, 2022

UK to give Ukraine long-range missile systems

Britain has said it will mirror the United States and send long-range missile systems to Ukraine, defying warnings from Russian President Vladimir Putin against supplying Kiev with the advanced weapons.

The UK Ministry of Defence said London had coordinated closely with Washington over its gift of the multiple-launch rocket systems, known as MLRS, to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression.

The M270 launchers, which can strike targets up to 80 kilometres away with precision-guided rockets, will “offer a significant boost in capability for the Ukrainian forces,” the ministry added.


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