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UK HMS Diamond - Type 45 Destroyer - to set sail for Ukrainian shores

UK HMS Diamond - Type 45 Destroyer - to set sail for Ukrainian shores Britain sends HMS Diamond warship to Ukraine for the first time since the Cold War, UK media report.

HMS Diamond, a Type 45 destroyer equipped with the latest anti-aircraft rockets, will set sail for Ukraine carrying up to 60 Special Boat Service and Royal Marine commandos.

As noted, HMS Diamond will lead a NATO task force and help protect 650 British troops who are involved in secret exercises in Ukraine – a country invaded by Russian-backed rebels in 2014.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon told The Mail on Sunday last night: “The values of freedom and democracy cannot be traded. Britain is stepping up on the global stage and standing firm with our Ukrainian friends.”

“The UK is sending a clear message that we are committed to defending democracy across the world and support Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,” he added.
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