How British ‘tank-busters’ are helping Ukraine halt Russian attack

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Nick Reynolds, the research analyst for land warfare at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), said that remedying those weaknesses or giving Ukrainian troops counter-offensive capabilities was now logistically very hard and risked leading to escalation. “There are limitations in terms of integrating kits, in whether Ukrainians can use it – and it is equipment we don’t want to fall into Russian hands,” he said. “At the same time, there’s just enormous difficulties in getting people trained up in terms of time. And when you’re trying to retain that line where Nato is not directly involved, would you train Ukrainian troops in a Nato country or send trainers into a war zone? If we wanted to help Ukraine in these ways, these are things that needed to happen beforehand, without the timeframe issues and complexities.”