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UK to supply Ukraine with unspecified anti-ship missiles

12th April 2022 - 17:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


A Harpoon missile is fired from the Duke-class Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

The commitment to provide Ukraine with anti-ship missile systems came following a surprise visit to Kyiv by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday, 9 April.

The UK has announced it will supply Ukraine with anti-ship missiles as the country continues to resist Russia’s invasion; however, the MoD would not say which specific system would be provided.

The UK is also supplying Ukraine with 120 armoured vehicles as part of the newly announced support.

Anti-ship missiles would help Ukraine deter potential amphibious or naval assaults on its Black Sea coast.

Asked what missiles the UK would provide, an MoD spokesperson told Shephard: ‘Following the Prime Minister’s visit to Ukraine the MoD continues to examine all options to provide further lethal aid to Ukraine, including anti-ship

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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