‘Strengthening our army’: Kyiv military boasts as UK-supplied ‘Wolfhound' pivotal to win


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Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the UK has become one of the largest suppliers of military aid to Kyiv. The British Government has consistently renewed escalating packages to include weapons, vehicles, medicine and training that reflect the constantly evolving needs of the Ukrainian defence. In a display of gratitude, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence has posted a video demonstrating the strength of the UK-supplied ‘Wolfhound’ tactical support vehicle.

Video footage from the south of Ukraine captured the Wolfhound on the battlefield being used to tow enemy artillery back from the frontlines.

Ukrainian servicemen follow on foot as the Wolfhound tows a Russian BTR-82A along the road ahead with ease.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence wrote a short statement above the clip: “This is how friends, at the expense of the enemy, are strengthening the ‘steel fist’ of the Ukrainian Army.”

The Defence Ministry mocked the capture of another piece of Russian equipment, adding: “Not a day goes by without a trophy.”

The Russian vehicle is a form of personnel carrier, seized during Ukraine’s steady advance into occupied regions in the south.

Ukrainian authorities claim to have destroyed or captured more than 3,800 similar vehicles, although such reports are difficult to verify given the conflict is ongoing.

The Wolfhound heavily-armoured truck is a variant of the acclaimed Mastiff model used by the British armed services during operations in high-threat areas.

The Wolfhound is fitted to carry ten soldiers plus an additional two crew members up front and is capable of reaching top speeds of 90 kilometres an hour.

The protected patrol vehicles make up just one element of the total £2.3 billion the UK has provided to Ukraine in military aid since President Putin’s invasion.

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