HERO Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has given Boris Johnson a “shopping list” of weapons needed to defeat Putin’s army – with many British anti-tank missiles being shipped almost daily.
PM said The latest batch of weapons will be delivered to Poland and was brought to Ukraine within “hours and days”.
“Zelenskyy has made very specific requirements for military equipment in almost daily phone calls and we are working around the clock to bring them into Ukraine,” a source said.
Mr Johnson told his Cabinet: “It is becoming clearer every day that Putin made a huge mistake in believing that the guns of his tanks would be tied with commissions when the Ukrainian people instead fierce resistance to defend their homeland.”
Today the Prime Minister will fly to Poland and Estonia to meet British troops serving on NATO’s eastern flank.
Last night, he said that they are “two countries deeply affected by the current crisis in Ukraine. We have shared values that are more important than ever to protect, as the humanitarian situation worsens. We speak with one voice when we say, Putin must fail.”
Western officials believe the troubled Russian offensive has now deployed half of the troops Putin has built up on the Ukrainian border since last fall.
But they fear the frustrated Kremlin tyrant will resort to more “indiscriminate” shelling and bombing as he is wounded at the slow pace of the invasion.
One said that Putin had “stirred up the wasp nest but also underestimated the fighting prowess of the Ukrainians.
They added that “it is very clear that they are falling behind the time frame they have set for themselves.” Poor planning and failure to knock out Ukraine’s air defenses in the opening of his attack left the Russian offensive columns heavily exposed and opened up the possibility of “smart” resistance. good” from Ukraine.
One official also lashed out at the isolated Kremlin chief, saying he didn’t listen to advice.
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They said: “Putin’s inner circle, with whom he can discuss this kind of plan, is very small. The number of people in the decision-making circle is really small.”
Meanwhile, more than 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing the invasion will be able to reach the UK, Priti Patel said.
The Home Secretary said immediately families, partners and children under the age of 18 of British and Ukrainians already here will be able to come even if they do not meet the usual visa requirements.
She said these applications were being prioritized but would not exempt all visas out of security concerns despite calls from MPs to do so.
There are great concerns that Russian criminals or spies will exploit the free access to checks into the UK.
Instead, humanitarian assistance will primarily focus on helping displaced people in neighboring countries so they can return home as quickly as possible.
The UN says more than 500,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled.
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