While it was initially thought that Russian forces would only target the Donbass region, two US intelligence officials told NBC News that Washington believed the Kremlin will soon attempt its all-out offensive again.
Before this possible offensive, the United States announced that 40,000 additional artillery shells and 18 155 mm howitzers would be sent to Ukraine.
Following a visit to kyiv, Boris Johnson also promised a major arms transfer and financial aid to Ukraine.
According to No 10, 120 armored vehicles and anti-ship missiles in addition to the £100m in military assistance will now be sent to Ukraine after being pledged earlier in the month.
After the meeting, the Prime Minister said: “Ukraine defied the odds and pushed Russian forces from the gates of kyiv, achieving the greatest feat of arms of the 21st century.
“It is thanks to the resolute leadership of President Zelensky and the invincible heroism and courage of the Ukrainian people that Putin’s monstrous aims are thwarted. the long term.
“We are strengthening our own military and economic support and convening a global alliance to end this tragedy and ensure Ukraine’s survival and prosperity as a free and sovereign nation.”
In the latest situation update from the Ministry of Defence, it reported that road infrastructure across the country had been severely damaged as a result of the conflict.
On April 15, Russian officials also revealed that the cruiser Moskva had been sunk following reports of a Ukrainian missile strike.