Day 790: UK to send largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine worth more than USD 600 million

UK Prime Minister announces the largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine worth more than USD 600 million. A Russian missile strike on the suburbs of Dnipro injures eight people. Lithuania’s M577 armored vehicles arrive in Ukraine.

UK Prime Minister announces largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine worth more than USD 600 million

The UK will send its largest-ever military support package for Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said on X Tuesday after holding a call with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. 

The package amounts to GBP 500 million (USD 620 million) of new spending and includes additional Storm Shadow missiles, strike and air defense missiles, protected mobility and armored vehicles, boats and small arms ammunition.

“I am grateful to the UK and personally to Prime Minister Sunak for such a strong demonstration of support and for the willingness to further develop our defense cooperation, especially with an emphasis on maritime and long-range capabilities,” Zelenskyi said.

Russian missile strike on suburbs of Dnipro injures eight people

A Russian missile strike on the suburbs of Dnipro on Tuesday injured eight people, head of the regional military administration, Serhiy Lysak said. The injury toll rose from early reports of four. At least seven people were taken to hospital. 

Explosions rocked Poltava on Tuesday after an air raid alert was declared in the region. The Ukrainian Air Force warned of two missiles headed toward the city. According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties. 

A Russian air strike on Kharkiv hit an area of private houses in the city’s Saltivskyi district. Earlier on Tuesday, explosions rocked Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia after the Ukrainian Air Force warned of an inbound ballistic missile threat.

Lithuania’s M577 armored vehicles arrive in Ukraine

Lithuania has sent M577 armored command post vehicles to Ukraine. They arrived Tuesday in the country, Lithuania’s defense ministry said. The exact number of vehicles is unclear.  

This year, Lithuania has provided EUR 84 million in aid to Ukraine and wants to maintain the dynamics. 

On Saturday, Lithuania announced that it had recently delivered a disassembled L-39ZA Albatros light ground support aircraft to Ukraine.

Last week, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda voiced concerns over the allies losing the focus on Ukraine. Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Gabrielius Landsbergis urged EU member states to strengthen Ukraine’s air defenses.  

Resisting Moscow’s Victim Narrative: Strategies for Global Response. Ukraine in Flames #602

A week after the “re-appointment” of Vladimir Putin as the President of Russia for the next six years – until 2030, on Friday evening, March 22, a shooting and a fire occurred in the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, which the Kremlin called a terrorist attack, and Putin indirectly connected with Ukraine. The ISIS terrorist group took responsibility for the crime. The American media, citing their intelligence, also reported on the Islamic State. However, the Kremlin denied this version. Watch Ukraine in Flames #602 to find out whether it was a deliberate provocation or evidence of the degradation of the Russian special services, and explore how we can prevent the Kremlin’s inclination to play the “victim of terrorism” card.


  • Volodymyr Solovian, PhD, Head of the Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group at Ukraine Crisis Media Center
  • Mykola Davydiuk, Director of the Policy Center, Author of the book How Putin’s Propaganda Works
  • Serhiy Sumlenny, Director of European Resilience Initiative Center, Berlin, Germany