Johnson announces further £100M worth of weapons for Ukraine

Johnson announces further £100M worth of weapons for Ukraine

Boris Johnson has announced a further £100m worth of weapons for Ukraine after the “unconscionable bombing” of refugees at a railway station.

The UK will send additional military equipment including Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles and 800 anti-tank missiles.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Mr Johnson warned Russia will not escape punishment after the attack at Kramatorsk station.

He said: “I know that Britain and Germany share exactly the same sense of horror and revulsion at the brutality unleashed including the unconscionable bombing of refugees fleeing their homes this morning.

“It is a war crime indiscriminately to attack civilians, and Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine will not go unnoticed or unpunished.”

Mr Johnson added the UK will send precision munitions “capable of lingering in the sky until directed to their target” as well as more helmets, body armour, and night vision.

The Foreign Office also announced sanctions on Mr Putin’s daughters, Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova, 35, and Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova, 36.

They will be subject to travel bans and asset freezes, the government said.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said the move will make those who benefit from Putin’s rule will “feel consequences”.

Daughter of Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, Yekaterina Sergeyevna Vinokurova, 39, has also been sanctioned.

Ms Truss said: “By freezing the assets and limiting the travel of Putin’s allies, the UK government is sealing off reservoirs of cash funding the conflict, while also making sure those who have benefited from Putin’s rule feel the consequences.

“Oligarchs and other wealthy Russians are amongst those hit hardest by the sanctions, which have drastically limited their access to luxury consumer goods and access to international markets.”

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