3 Mar, 2022 @ 10:00
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Grenade launchers and machines: What Spain will send to Ukraine to fight Russian invasion

Ukrainian Civilian Protection Forces Train For Russian Invasion
February 5, 2022, Obukhiv, Ukraine: A young boy aims an AK-47 as civilian volunteers of the Obukhiv Civilian Protection force train together in preparation for a possible Russian invasion. U.S. says Russia is planning a staged attack in Ukraine to justify an invasion. (Credit Image: © Bryan Smith/ZUMA Press Wire)

SPAIN’S Defence Minister outlined the military hardware that will be sent to the Ukraine resistance to help fight against the Russian invasion.

Margarita Robles said on Wednesday evening that a shipment would be sent within hours.

“In this first shipment that will go aboard two planes, we expect to send 1,370 anti-tank grenade launchers, 700,000 rifle and machine-gun rounds, and light machine guns,” she said in an interview with Antena3 television.

Earlier in the day Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had announced a U-turn in Spanish policy and confirmed that ‘offensive military hardware’ would be sent to help Ukraine after all.

“It is very important because (the equipment) allows for a very individualized defense that can be used even by people who do not have much experience using weapons,” explained Robles.

The weapons will be flown to Poland by Spanish airforce planes and then collected by Ukrainian forces to transfer it over the border.


Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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