The United Kingdom will provide Ukraine with more military support, including defensive weapons, according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
"In light of the increasingly threatening behavior from Russia and in line with our previous support, the UK will shortly be providing a further package of military support to Ukraine. This will include lethal aid in the form of defensive weapons and non-lethal aid," Johnson told lawmakers in UK parliament Wednesday.
Johnson also stressed that financial sanctions imposed by the UK will stop Russia "from raising sovereign debt" and will also stop Russian companies from "clearing in sterling and dollars on international markets."
The UK on Tuesday said it is set to sanction members of the Russian parliament who voted in favor of recognizing the independence of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine. Those sanctions are in addition to an earlier raft of measures against five Russian banks and three wealthy individuals announced by the British Prime Minister. Russia has called the sanctions "illegal."
CNN's Darya Tarasova and Samantha Beech contributed reporting to this post.