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Johnson: UK to send more weapons to Ukraine

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London – Boris Johnson has announced £100m worth of weapons for Ukraine after the “unconscionable bombing” of refugees at a railway station.

The prime minister said the United Kingdom will send additional military equipment including Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles and 800 anti-tank missiles.

It comes after dozens of people died when a crowded railway station in eastern Ukraine was hit by rockets.

Vladimir Putin’s daughters have also been sanctioned by the UK.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Johnson warned Russia will not escape punishment after the attack at Kramatorsk station.

He said: “I know that Britain and Germany share exactly the same sense of horror and revulsion at the brutality unleashed including the unconscionable bombing of refugees fleeing their homes this morning.

Mr Johnson called the attack at Kramatorsk station “unconscionable”. (Reuters)

“It is a war crime indiscriminately to attack civilians, and Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine will not go unnoticed or unpunished.”

Johnson added the UK will send precision munitions “capable of lingering in the sky until directed to their target” and more helmets, body armour, and night vision.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the UK will also be providing Ukraine with armoured Mastiff vehicles to fight Russia’s invasion.

Mastiffs are heavily armoured vehicles suitable for road patrols and convoys.

The vehicles will be stripped of sensitive equipment and British troops will help with training in a neighbouring country, the Times reported. (BBC)

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