Britain moves first to supply Ukraine with long-range cruise missiles

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Sidharth Kaushal, a research fellow in sea power at the London-based Royal United Services Institute, said Britain's decision to supply Storm Shadows was significant for Ukrainian forces in two ways. Kaushal said it would put Russian ammunition depots in range again after Russian troops adapted to the introduction of U.S.-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) last year by moving them out of range of about 70 km (45 miles). Secondly, he said Storm Shadows could be used to target Russian ships in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, which he said was significant because the Russian navy has been involved in launching strikes across Ukraine.