According to the BBC, British Defense Secretary Wallace announced that the UK will provide helicopters to Ukraine, which is the first time that the UK has provided manned aircraft to Ukraine since the outbreak of the Russian Ukrainian conflict.
According to the article, the UK will provide Ukraine with three "Sea King" helicopters, the first of which has arrived in Ukraine. In the past few weeks, Ukrainian crew members have received training in driving and maintaining helicopters in the UK. Wallace said that the UK would also provide Ukraine with 10000 more artillery shells. Both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy were equipped with "Sea King" helicopters. In 2018, the last "Sea King" helicopter was retired from the British army. The BBC said that since the outbreak of the Russian Ukrainian conflict, few countries have provided Ukraine with manned aircraft, and the Ukrainian government's request for Western countries to provide fighter aircraft has not been answered. Last week, British Prime Minister Sunak visited Kiev and announced a 50 million pound assistance plan to help Ukraine deal with the threat posed by Russian drones. According to the report, Britain is still the second largest military aid donor to Ukraine, second only to the United States. Wallace said that Britain's support for Ukraine would be "firm".