Suggesting both countries could soon find themselves in Industry Email List a legal tit-for-tat, while this war rages on. New Zealand will send a small number of troops from its defence force to the UK to train Ukrainian soldiers in using field artillery guns, the Industry Email List government announced on Monday. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said 30 personnel will be deployed to the UK until the end of July to train Ukrainian forces in the use of L119 105mm howitzer Industry Email List guns. Around 230 Ukrainian soldiers will be trained in groups of 30, with each crew taking around a week to be fully competent in using the guns.
Our response has not only included the condemnation Industry Email List of Russia, but practical support for Ukraine," Ardern said. On the ground in Ukraine, forces will soon be receiving a shipment of the artillery guns from the UK – though it's not yet clear Industry Email List how many. The UK is among a number of allies that will be providing the weapons, the BBC understands. These Industry Email List howitzers have been used by the British Army since the late 1970s and sold to more than a dozen countries. Russia’s counsellor to the UN in Geneva has resigned over the "bloody, witless and absolutely needless" fighting in Ukraine, making him the country's most senior diplomat to defect over the war.
In a resignation letter, Boris Bondarev said he Industry Email List had seen "different turns" of his country's foreign policy over his 20-year career "but never have I been so ashamed of my country as on 24 February", when Russia launched its attack. Calling Industry Email List the level of "lies and unprofessionalism" in Russia's Foreign Ministry "catastrophic", he said Vladimir Putin's war was "not only a crime against the Ukrainian people, but Industry Email List also, perhaps, the most serious crime against the people of Russia". In March, Anatoly Chubais became the most prominent Kremlin official to quit over the war. Chubais, who was Putin's special envoy for relations with international organisations for sustainable development, not only left his post, but Russia too.