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Russia: Ukraine

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 75885, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support is being offered to Ukraine to help counter any military action by Russia.

Answered on

23 November 2021

Defence has a longstanding relationship with our Ukrainian counterparts and continues to provide support in many areas including security assistance and defence reform. Since 2015, the UK has helped build the resilience and capacity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine through Operation ORBITAL which has trained around 22,000 Ukrainian troops.

We have significant concerns about Russia's aggressive pattern of military build-ups on Ukraine's border and in illegally-annexed Crimea. We remain clear that Russia's threatening and destabilising behaviour is unacceptable and continue to monitor events on the ground closely.