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Sunak reacted to Russia's discontent over Storm Shadow for Ukraine

May 15, 2023

After the transfer of Storm Shadow cruise missiles to Ukraine, Britain will continue to support the state in its fight against Russian aggression.

This was stated by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, according to the BBC.


Sunak was asked to comment on Russia's statement that it was "extremely negative" about Britain providing Ukraine with more long-range missiles and strike drones.

The prime minister said: “It is interesting to hear from the Kremlin”. He noted that Russia conducted an "unprovoked and illegal attack" on Ukrainian people, committing "horrific war crimes".

"As we said right at the beginning, the UK will remain steadfast in supporting Ukraine and its people," the prime minister said.

Sunak said it is important for the Kremlin to know that Britain is "not going away," adding that "we're here for the long-term"

We shall remind you that Britain transferred to Ukraine the Storm Shadow missiles, which are capable of hitting targets at a distance of over 250 km.

After that, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that it considers this decision as a hostile move by London, "aimed at further pumping Ukraine with weapons, and leading to a serious escalation of the situation".

Additionally, the UK will hand Ukraine strike drones with a range of more than 200 km.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 15/05/2023

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