UK to send Ukraine long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles, defence secretary confirms

The UK will send long-range missiles to Ukraine to assist the war effort against Russia's invasion.

In a statement made to the House of Commons on Thursday 11 May, defence secretary Ben Wallace committed to send the Storm Shadow projectiles.

'The donation of these weapons systems gives Ukraine the best chance to defend themselves against Russia's continued brutality', Mr Wallace said.

Ukraine has been asking for long-range weaponry for some time but has faced reluctance from the US, fearing an escalation in tensions.

Storm Shadows are air-launched missiles with a range of up to 350 miles (563 kilometres).

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