Ukraine’s president has given Boris Johnson a ‘shopping list’ of weapons that are needed in the fight against Vladimir Putin’s forces, it was claimed last night.
A source told The Sun that Volodymyr Zelensky ‘made specific requests for military hardware during near daily phone calls, and we are working round the clock to get them into Ukraine.’
Boris Johnson responded by saying that the latest batch of weapons would be flown to Poland within ‘hours and days’ before being driven to Ukraine.
The PM will today fly to Poland to visit British troops manning Nato’s eastern border with Russia.
The UK has already shipped 2,000 Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAW) to Ukraine, whilst the U.S., Germany, and Belgium are among other countries that have sent or are set to send weapons.
It comes after Russia promised that it would hit back against the EU following its support of Ukraine and warned the West against supplying weapons.
A spokesman for the country’s foreign ministry said the steps the bloc has taken against it following its invasion of Ukraine, which include sanctions, will ‘not go unanswered’.
It also warned that ‘EU citizens and structures’ involved in sending weapons to Ukraine would be ‘responsible for any consequences’.
The threat followed the EU’s decision to close off its airspace to all Russian planes – which later saw Russian carrier Aeroflot suspend all flights to Europe – and ban Kremlin propaganda outlets Russia Today and Sputnik.
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Source: Daily Mail