Foreign Secretary James Cleverly vows to give Ukraine ‘tools they need to finish job to win war with Russia

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FOREIGN Secretary James Cleverly today vows to give Ukraine the “tools they need” to “finish the job” to win the war with Russia.

Britain is sending a squadron of 14 battle tanks and 30 AS-90 self-propelled guns to Kyiv.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has vowed to give Ukraine the ‘tools they need’ to ‘finish the job’ to win the war with Russia

The UK will start training Ukrainian troops on the new kit within days — and the tanks and weapons will land in the war zone in weeks.

Russian morale has hit rock bottom and UK military chiefs think a new window has opened up to deal a final blow to Moscow’s invasion.

Mr Cleverly declared: “Our Ukrainian friends must win, and they will win.”

Writing for HOAR on Sunday today, he says: “Now is the time to accelerate and go further and faster in giving Ukraine the support it needs.

“With their courage and tenacity, our Ukrainian friends have surely proved one thing — if they have the tools, they’ll finish the job.”

Britain is leading a global diplomatic blitz to shore up support to help President Volodymyr Zelensky defeat Russia.

It comes ahead of the first anniversary of the war next month.

Mr Cleverly will visit America and Canada this week while Defence Secretary Ben Wallace will go to Estonia and Germany to work with our Nato allies.

The Challenger 2 tanks Britain is sending are proven in battle in Iraq.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “As the people of Ukraine approach their second year living under relentless Russian bombardment, the Prime Minister is dedicated to ensuring Ukraine wins this war.”

Britain is leading a global diplomatic blitz to shore up support to help President Volodymyr Zelensky defeat Russia

PM Rishi Sunak spoke with President Zelensky yesterday and promised to “seize the moment” and send beefed up military kit to Ukraine.

Mr Zelensky hailed the “impenetrable” support Britain has offered.

He said the tanks and guns will “strengthen us on the battlefield” and “send the right signal” to other countries to ramp up the weapons they are sending.

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