Day 103 of the Invasion of Ukraine: UK to Supply Kyiv with MLRS, Russia Threatened Bulgaria with Nuclear Missile

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

London will supply Kyiv with long-range missile systems

Britain has said it will follow the actions of the United States and send long-range missile systems to Ukraine, ignoring warnings from Russian President Vladimir Putin that Kyiv must not be supplied with modern weapons.

The UK Ministry of Defense said London had coordinated in close cooperation with Washington on the provision of multi-role missile systems, known as MLRS, to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression.

M270 launchers that can hit targets up to 80 km away with precision guided missiles, will "offer a significant increase in the potential of Ukrainian forces," the ministry added.

Last week, the United States announced that it would provide Kyiv with its highly mobile artillery missile system, known as HIMARS, which can launch several precision-guided missiles simultaneously and surpass Ukraine's existing systems in scope and accuracy.

US President Joe Biden has ruled out the possibility of supplying Kyiv with systems that can reach Russia, despite Ukraine's repeated requests for them.

The move by the United States prompted Putin to warn yesterday that Moscow would strike "new unspecified targets" if the West delivered missiles to Ukraine, and said new arms supplies to Kyiv were aimed at "prolonging the conflict."

But presenting the UK's decision, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace insisted that Ukraine's Western allies must continue to supply arms so that it can "win" its war by repelling invading Russian forces.

"The United Kingdom is supporting Ukraine in this battle and is taking...

Continue reading on: