To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Paragraph 12 of the European Parliament resolution on the situation in Ukraine (2014/2965(RSP)), if he will take steps to provide (a) communications equipment, (b) night vision equipment and range finders and (c) other non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with Ukraine on providing forces in that country with non-lethal military equipment.
The UK has provided a range of non-lethal equipment to Ukraine. I refer the hon. Member to the statement I made on 6 March 2015 (Official Report, column 83WS) and the statement made on 17 October 2014 (Official Report, column 55WS). I regularly discuss support to Ukraine with NATO and EU counterparts and expect to do so at the next NATO Defence Ministers meeting on 24-25 June. Officials continue to engage with the Ukraine Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces on further requirements including the provision of training and wider support.