FAST FIVE: Britain Provides Helicopters To Ukraine For First Time In War
Britain Provides Helicopters To Ukraine For First Time In War The West is inching forward with providing Ukraine significant air power, at a moment President Zelensky continues pressing for NATO countries to “close the sky”.
While Britain has already sent drones, this marks the first piloted aircraft being provided since the Russian invasion began.
The new transfer is to include three Sea King helicopters, which were recently retired from active service by the UK MoD, along with an additional 10,000 artillery rounds.
These additional artillery rounds will help Ukraine to secure the land it has reclaimed from Russia in recent weeks,” Wallace said while on a visit to Norway.
pic.twitter.com/cUxJiH2fHL – Conservatives (@Conservatives) November 23, 2022 While three search and rescue helicopters isn't hugely significant, it does mark a symbolic precedent which could pave the way for the West providing more serious and lethal aerial assets.