Russia-Ukraine crisis: UK sending weapons to defend Ukraine - BBC Newsnight
- Published on Jan 16, 2022
- Britain is supplying Ukraine with short-range anti-tank missiles for self-defence after Russia amassed about 100,000 troops on its border, UK defence secretary said. Please subscribe HERE bit.ly/1rbfUog
Ben Wallace told MPs a small team of British troops would also be sent to Ukraine to provide training.
He said there was "legitimate and real cause for concern" the Russian troops could be used for an invasion.
Russia denies any invasion plans and accuses the West of aggression.
Newsnight’s diplomatic editor Mark Urban reports and Faisal Islam is joined by Ukraine's Ambasador to the UK Vadym Prystaiko.
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