Amid “Russian Threats”, UK To Spend $ 4.9 Billion On Five New Navy Ships

This is the subsequent section of a programme during which three vessels are already below building. (File)

Nusa Dua:

Britain will spend £4.2 billion ($4.9 billion) on 5 new Navy ships to bolster safety “in the face of increased Russian threats”, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned Tuesday in a Downing Street assertion.

“The UK and allies are taking steps to bolster their security in the face of increased Russian threats,” the assertion mentioned.

“Russia’s actions put all of us at risk. As we give the Ukrainian people the support they need, we are also harnessing the breadth and depth of UK expertise to protect ourselves and our allies. This includes building the next generation of British warships,” added Sunak.

The spending is the subsequent section in a programme below which three vessels are already below building, and all eight frigates are anticipated to be accomplished by the mid-2030s, the assertion mentioned.

The announcement got here with Sunak in Bali, Indonesia for a gathering of the Group of 20 that’s anticipated to heap stress on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

President Vladimir Putin has stayed away, as an alternative sending his international minister, however Downing Street mentioned Sunak and allies would “call out” the Russian chief’s “callous disregard for human rights and stress that Russia’s role in the international system will never be normalised while the war in Ukraine continues.”

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