Ukraine: Military Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 8th December 2017.

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Photo of Martin Docherty Martin Docherty Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Industries for the future)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration his Department has given to supplying the Government of Ukraine with non-lethal military equipment, which is no longer in operational use but good working order.

Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Defence

Holding answer received on 06 December 2017

In 2016 surplus equipment was supplied to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in addition to other, purchased items.

More recently, when President Poroshenko visited the UK in April 2017, he presented the Prime Minister with a list of Ukrainian equipment requirements, seeking UK assistance where possible. In light of this request, the head of the Defence Equipment Sales Authority, visited Ukraine to clarify Ukrainian requirements and establish the most appropriate UK surplus assets.

A Ukrainian delegation visited the UK from 28 November to 1 December and reviewed a range of land and maritime equipment. The Ukrainians are now considering their options.

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