UK gave Ukraine permission to strike on Crimea with UK arms

Grant Shapps, UK Defense Secretary

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# 14 May 2024 16:56 (UTC +04:00)

UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps admitted on Tuesday that London had granted Kiev permission to strike Crimea with UK-supplied weapons because it considers the peninsula part of Ukraine, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"As you know, we have provided permissions for weapons to be used in the territory of Ukraine, including Crimea, which we believe is an integral part of Ukraine," Shapps said at the Sea Power Conference in London, as broadcast by Sky News.

The head of the UK’s Defense Ministry has admitted that London has given Kiev permission to launch strikes on Crimea because it considers the peninsula part of Ukraine.

"I don't want to go into huge detail. As you know, we have provided permissions for weapons to be used in…

The UK will always allow the use of its weapons in Ukraine and other countries only in full compliance with international humanitarian law, the defense head added.

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