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UK to provide Ukraine with 125 anti-aircraft guns to counter drones — PM Sunak’s office

According to the statement, the new package of defense aid amounts to · 50 million ($59.5 million)

LONDON, November 19. /TASS/. The UK will hand Ukraine 125 anti-aircraft guns and special equipment to reinforce its air defenses and to battle drones, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in a statement released by his office on Saturday after Sunak’s visit to Kiev and talks with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

"We are today providing new air defense, including anti-aircraft guns, radar and anti-drone equipment, and stepping up humanitarian support for the cold, hard winter ahead," Sunak said quoted by his office as saying.

On November 9, the UK’s Ministry of Defense announced that it would also hand 1,000 anti-aircraft guided missiles to Ukraine. As 10 Downing Street said, the new package of military aid will amount to 50 million pounds ($59.5 million). It was also announced that London would send "expert army medics and engineers to the region to offer specialized support" and "tens of thousands of extreme cold winter kits for Ukrainian troops."

At the meeting, Sunak and Zelensky also touched upon "reconstruction plans" for Ukraine after the end of the conflict. They identified eight construction projects to be funded by the UK. Among them are six bridges and two housing projects for several thousand residents, including in Bucha outside Kiev.