The UK’s inaction on the issue of allocating new military assistance to Ukraine worries Kiev. This was reported on December 15 by the German newspaper Die Welt with reference to the adviser to the office of the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky.

The interlocutor noted that Britain has not yet submitted an official budget for military assistance for 2024. According to him, for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) This means that it is impossible to plan your actions for the long term, as well as to buy weapons and ammunition in advance. All this may affect the course of hostilities, the official concluded.

Earlier, on December 16, retired British Air Vice Marshal Sean Bell pointed out that the advantage of the Russian Armed Forces over the Ukrainian army was becoming more obvious and Moscow’s chances of victory were growing. At the same time, Kiev has not achieved significant success at the front, and now the Armed Forces of Ukraine are in a vulnerable position due to disagreements in the West over the provision of military assistance, the military noted.

Prior to that, on December 11, the heads of European countries called on British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to behave like Winston Churchill in order to «restore the country’s leading role» in Western support for Ukraine.

A day earlier, the British Ministry of Defense announced that the country would supply two Sandown-type minesweepers to Ukraine to increase security in the Black Sea. It is known that the ships will be purchased by Kiev with the help of the British export credit agency.

On December 7, British Foreign Minister David Cameron announced that the kingdom’s authorities would continue to provide the best military assistance to Ukraine in terms of both quantity and quality.

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