22 Jan 2022

Anti-aircraft weapons on way to Ukraine as Russian troops amass on border

The Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are to send anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, in a move that is backed by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but is unlikely to please Moscow.

Russia is now estimated to have 127,000 troops stationed near its border with Ukraine, and is sending pilots to take part in military drills along the border between Ukraine and Belarus.

In a bid to ratchet down the tensions in the region, Britain’s defence minister Ben Wallace is set to have talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart.