Liz Truss urged readers to stop Ukrainian aid – ‘we CANNOT afford it!’ | World | News

The UK shouldn’t continue to pay so much in support Ukraine‘s fight against the Russian president Vladimir Putin‘s invasion, a new poll from express.co.uk readers found. Prime Minister Liz Truss promised to match British spending on military aid in Ukraine next year. Earlier this week, she revealed plans to bolster the UK’s long-term commitment to Ukraine by meeting or exceeding the £2.3bn spent last year.

On her first overseas trip since taking office, Ms Truss told the UN General Assembly in New York: “New British weapons are arriving in Ukraine right now”,

She added: “At this crucial juncture in the conflict, I pledge that we will maintain or increase our military support to Ukraine for as long as necessary.”

She also revealed that the UK committed to spending three percent of GDP on defense by 2030 – more than the two percent spending of NATO members.

In a poll that ran from Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 PM to Friday, September 23, 3:00 PM, express.co.uk asked readers, “Should the UK continue to pay so much to support Ukraine?”

In all, 1,521 people, the vast majority, 94 percent (1,429 people), responded with “no”, the UK should not continue to pay Ukraine that much.

While five percent (81 people) said “yes”, and another one percent (11 people) said they didn’t know.

Dozens of comments were left under the companion article as readers shared their thoughts about sending more aid to support Ukraine.

In recent weeks, Ukrainian armed forces have managed to reclaim more than 3,000 square kilometers of occupied territory in the east.

Ms. Truss encouraged world leaders not to hold back in their dealings with Putin.

The UK is Ukraine’s second largest military donor after the US and has already supplied hundreds of missiles, five air defense systems and 120 armored vehicles.

The British armed forces have trained 27,000 members of the Ukrainian armed forces since 2015.

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