The UK will train Ukrainian army personnel in the use of M270 multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), which it will supply. This was reported on June 6 by the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom.
“The Ukrainian military will be trained in the use of this system in the UK to maximize their effectiveness,” the statement said.
M270s are capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 80 km. The fact that London will supply such a model of MLRS to Kyiv became known earlier on Monday.
MLRS promised to supply Ukraine and the United States. In early June, US President Joe Biden announced that Washington would send a new military aid package to Kyiv, which includes the HIMARS MLRS. According to him, the United States received assurances from Kyiv that Ukraine would not use the American MLRS transferred to it against objects located on Russian territory.
On June 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on the US decision, that Russian troops had disabled dozens of foreign-made military equipment. He noted that Russian air defense systems “click foreign weapons like nuts.”
On June 2, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Yegor Chernev, did not rule out strikes with HIMARS missiles at targets in the Russian Federation.
On June 1, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that possible deliveries of Western MLRS to Kyiv would create risks of involving third countries in the situation.
On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass. It began against the backdrop of the situation in the Donbass that worsened in mid-February. The authorities of the DPR and LPR reported increased shelling by Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of civilians in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Putin signed a corresponding decree.
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