News Europe UK sends Brimstone 2 missiles to Ukraine to counter Russian invasion

UK sends Brimstone 2 missiles to Ukraine to counter Russian invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak – Europa Press/Contact/Ukraine Presidency/Ukrainian

The UK government has sent an advanced model of high-precision surface-to-air Brimstone 2 missile to Ukraine in response to the Russian military offensive, launched on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Missiles equipped with a laser homing system are traditionally launched by the British Royal Air Force from Tornado and Typhoon fighters, but these missiles use trucks as mobile launchers, The Daily Telegraph has reported.

To do this, Ukrainian troops reportedly modified trucks to serve as mobile launch platforms to destroy Russian tanks and other long-range vehicles.

The missiles, along with similar anti-tank weapons sent by Ukraine’s other Western allies, have been instrumental in stopping Moscow’s military advance in recent months, according to the aforementioned newspaper.

This delivery comes weeks after London sent kyiv a thousand surface-to-air missiles to face the Russian offensive in the east of the country.

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