OREANDA-NEWS  Britain promised to strengthen military support for Ukraine in order to "protect freedom and democracy." This is reported by the daily Telegraph, publishing excerpts from the statement, which is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, the Minister of defense of the United Kingdom Gavin Williamson.

In Ukraine will be placed an additional number of British troops, quoted Williamson edition. They, in particular, will be engaged in training of the Ukrainian special troops and Marines. In addition, according to the Minister, the multi-purpose hydrographic reconnaissance ship of the British Navy Echo with a crew of 72 people will be placed in the region.

"While Ukraine is faced with Russian aggressive actions, it will find in the United Kingdom a strong partner - the newspaper quoted the head of the British defense Ministry.

"By continuing to work together through training programs or military exercises, we are helping Ukraine stand up for freedom and democracy," says Williamson.

Shortly before that, the Ukrainian government approved the creation of a new border detachment on the border with Russia. It is planned that the budget institution " Shostka border detachment Of the state border service of Ukraine (military unit 1569)" will operate in the Sumy region.

"The UK is committed to supporting Ukraine's independence and sovereignty and territorial integrity. Therefore, we provide non — lethal equipment as a gift to continue to help Ukraine prevent casualties, strengthen its defense capability," the Minister said.

He explained that the assistance will include 170 large tents, 170 heating devices and 600 sets of clothes.

Ukraine and the United Kingdom agreed to strengthen military cooperation in 2017. As reported by TV channel 24, the countries planned to establish cooperation in the field of intelligence and cyber defense. Defense Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak then said that the British instructors have prepared more than three thousand Ukrainian military, and announced plans to increase military cooperation.