Ukraine: Military Equipment

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 27 February 2024.

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Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 12:39, 27 February 2024

The hon. Lady makes the good point that we should pay tribute to all the personnel involved in Operation Interflex. We have provided a huge amount of training. I went to Salisbury plain to meet the Irish Guards who were training Ukrainian civilians of all backgrounds, who would have but weeks of training before returning to a pretty attritional conflict. We all need to reflect on that. It is an incredible operation that has had international support from many other nations. The hon. Lady is right that we are in it for the long term, and we will keep training Ukrainians to defend their homeland.