A high-ranking military source has sounded the alarm, declaring that Britain has completely depleted its arsenal of defence equipment available for donation to Ukraine.
Former Defence Secretary Ben Wallace’s impassioned plea for an additional £2.3 billion in aid to Ukraine before his resignation highlighted the critical situation.
The source stressed that the UK, once a significant contributor to Ukraine’s military, has now been overtaken by Germany. They underscored the necessity for a substantial 50 percent increase in the UK’s financial commitments.
They told The Telegraph: “Giving billions more doesn’t mean giving billions of British kit.”
They stressed that the UK should be “encouraging other nations to give more money and weapons”.
They added: “We’ve given away just about as much as we can afford.
“We will continue to source equipment to provide for Ukraine, but what they need now is things like air defence assets and artillery ammunition and we’ve run dry on all that.”
The warning comes after the removal of Ukraine’s support from a crucial US budget bill, coupled with the rise of pro-Russian parties in Slovakia and disputes between Poland and Kyiv over vital supplies.
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