ER Editor: This item of news got understandable flack on Twitter from Brits. Here’s a selection:
UK cost of living crisis, where people can’t have to choose between eating and heating, but we can send another £300 million military aid to Ukraine. NHS ambulance service is crisis with long waits for one, but we can send them to Ukraine & likelihood that Russia will target us!
— M S Hopkins (@MSHopkins4) May 3, 2022
A further £1.6 billion in military aid to be given by UK to #Ukraine : amazing how there’s always a magic money tree when it comes to regime change proxy wars. But keep paying higher bills for utilities, shut up, grin & bear it, they’ve no money for you
— ali hadi (@alihadi68) May 8, 2022
UK to provide additional tranche of £1.3BN in military aid to Ukraine as war enters day 73. This has now become out of control l the UK a is debt to the tune of £3 TRILLION . https://t.co/yU8qVwR954
— neil Eastell 🏳️🌈🏴🇬🇧 (@NeilEastell) May 8, 2022
On Nana Akua, live on GB News from 4pm…
The UK is set provide £1.3 billion of military aid to Ukraine during a cost of living crisis…
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— GB News (@GBNEWS) May 8, 2022
As we’re giving away billions in aid to Ukraine, let’s just have a little look at food bank usage stats in the uk:
*There were 56 food banks in the uk In 2010, there are now 2000 food banks. pic.twitter.com/2ntQDoWWkM
— Lady Lou 🎼🌚🤦🏻♀️🧘🏻♀️💣💥 (@loupooperu) May 8, 2022
When that bafoon Johnson says we’re sending 300 million pounds of military aid to the Ukraine remember, it means UK arms manufacturers have made an awful lot of money and got a huge amounts of free publicity for their killing machines.
— Terry Wilson (@writetjw) May 3, 2022
If the war in Ukraine continues as it’s going The West will collapse before Russia does.
— Walkabout (@Walkabout24) May 9, 2022
Who voted for you to donate BILLIONS to Ukraine @BorisJohnson? 🤬
— /// PAUL /// (@_AgainstMyWill) May 8, 2022
— Ronnie Spud (@RonaldSpud) May 8, 2022
Here is Alex Christoforou of The Duran team (3:45-6:11 minutes) wondering where the massive aid to Ukraine, coming from a special emergency fund for UK purposes only, is going to end up – in whose pockets? ‘Into Ukraine through the front door, out through the back door. Into the pockets of God knows who’. Boris outdoes Biden in terms of aid.
UK pledges more military aid for Ukraine
The UK pledged a further £1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) in military support and aid to Ukraine on Saturday. London said the move nearly doubles London’s previous spending commitments to Kiev, and is the country’s highest rate of spending on a conflict since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The extra money will come from a reserve used by the government for emergencies. Like other NATO member states, the UK has been increasingly supplying Kiev with weapons, including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile systems and armored vehicles.
This week, London said it was sending 13 armored vehicles to Ukrainian police and the National Guard. The UK government has also been delivering tanks to Poland in order to replace those Warsaw has donated to Kiev.
Similarly, the US pledged an additional $150 million in military assistance to Ukraine on Friday. The package includes 25,000 155mm artillery rounds, as well as radars and electronic jamming equipment.
Russia has repeatedly criticized the West for “flooding” Ukraine with weapons, and warned in April that foreign arms become legitimate targets once they reach Ukrainian soil.
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