The United Kingdom has begun supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons and Canada has reportedly deployed a small contingent of special forces to Kyiv to help it defend itself from a potential invasion, during a stand-off with Russia which has massed troops near the Ukrainian border.
The third Military transport aircraft of the British Air Force arrived in Kyiv at night as a part of the delivery of military cargo. Western countries say they fear Russia is preparing a pretext for a new assault on Ukraine, which it invaded in 2014.
“We have taken the decision to supply Ukraine with light anti-armour defensive weapon systems,” British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace told parliament, saying the first systems were already delivered on Monday and a small number of British personnel would provide training for a short period of time.
Separately in Canada, Global News reported that Ottawa had dispatched special forces operators to Ukraine.