New data for UK arms export licences show a record total value of £8.5 billion in SIEL licences, with the majority going to authoritarian regimes.
The UK has supplied arms to Ukraine to the value of £2.3 billion since the Russian invasion on 24th February 2022, and has pledged a further £2.3 billion for 2023. This post lists the arms supplied by the UK, as well as figures for the value of arms from other countries.
The one year anniversary since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks a year of suffering by the people of Ukraine under the actions of Putin’s regime. We deplore and condemn the escalation and length of the war. CAAT supports efforts for a just peace rather than endless war and endless arms supplies.
Boris Johnson’s trip to Saudi Arabia this Tuesday evening to push for an increase in oil supply to replace Russian gas in the wake of Saudi Arabia’s largest ever mass execution, sends a clear signal the most grievous human rights abuses and killings can take place with impunity so long as international trade continues.
UK arms exports in 2022: a research briefing draws on a variety of sources to provide the most comprehensive analysis of arms exports possible with the data available.
CAAT condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an act of imperialist aggression. Russia’s brutal onslaught on Ukraine’s civilian population almost certainly involves war crimes. We extend our solidarity to the people of Ukraine, to everyone who is working for peace in Ukraine and Russia, and challenging this devastating war.