KNews.id- The effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine are widening. This time the British were reported to be preparing to strike back at Moscow. This threat was conveyed by London as weapons were sent to Kyiv.
The BBC International report says Britain will donate anti-aircraft weapons to Ukraine. The Russian Defense Minister responded to the plan, who said Britain had provoked Kyiv to attack the Kremlin.
Meanwhile, Euronews reports, currently several European Union countries and NATO members are preparing to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine. The weapons in question include air weapons. This aid led Russia to accuse NATO and other countries of fomenting proxy wars with it.
Citing the Daily Mail, Queen Elizabeth’s country is known to have Trident missiles which are a key component of Britain’s nuclear weapons system. Trident was acquired by Margaret Thatcher’s government in the early 1980s as a replacement for the Polaris missile system.
The missile is carried on four Vanguard-class submarines based at the HM Clyde Naval base on the west coast of Scotland. Each trident has a range of up to 12,000 km.
“This means Trident has the ability to hit targets anywhere, including Russia and China,” the media wrote in late April.Previously, under Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union attempted to negotiate an arms treaty that would force Britain to give up its nuclear deterrent.
However, the President of the United States (US) at that time, Ronald Reagan refused to grant this request. Gorbachev eventually withdrew, allowing the US and Soviet Union to sign a historic arms treaty, the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Under the terms of the deal, all land-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 km were prohibited.But the treaty did not include the deployment of air- or sea-launched intermediate missiles, which ensured the continuation of the Trident’s fate in Britain’s nuclear fleet. In 2016, the Trident system was updated. Even the government must spend 30 billion pounds.
“Nuclear weapons are here, they’re not going away,” said the then British Defense Secretary, Michael Fallon, as quoted by the Express, defending the existence of the Trident.Russia’s attack on Ukraine itself began on February 24. This incident turned Ukrainian cities into rubble and forced more than 5 million people to flee abroad. (AHM)