UK drawing up plans to send armored vehicles to Ukraine – The Times

A convoy of Jackal vehicles with the British Army’s 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards move to begin a multinational training event for exercise Puma 2 with Battle Group Poland at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland June 14, 2018. Picture taken June 14, 2018. US Army /Spc. Hubert D. Delany III/22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/Handout via REUTERS.

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April 6 (Reuters) – Britain is drawing up plans to send armored vehicles to Ukraine, according to The Times.

Options under consideration in the Ministry of Defense include sending a protected patrol vehicle, such as the Mastiff, or a vehicle like the Jackal, which can be used as a reconnaissance or long-range patrol vehicle, the report said.

The vehicles would be stripped of sensitive equipment and British troops would be sent to a country neigbouring Ukraine to carry out training, The Times reported, citing a defense source.

Further support, including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, would be announced by Britain in the coming days, the report said.

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Reporting by Shivam Patel in Bengaluru; editing by Richard Pullin

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