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UK military chiefs urge army ‘mobilisation’ over Russia threat

Published : Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 at 10:13 PM  Count : 776

UK military chiefs urge army ‘mobilisation’ over Russia threat

UK military chiefs urge army ‘mobilisation’ over Russia threat

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Patrick Sanders, a general and the army’s most senior officer, have warned that UK armed forces must “mobilise” in response to the threat posed by Russia, with the army’s new chief invoking the Allies’ struggle against Nazi Germany.

Wallace, who has been in post for three years, also suggested the government will need to further boost defence spending to meet the heightened threat.

“There’s a very real danger that Russia will lash out against wider Europe, and that in these days of long-range missiles and stealth, distance is no protection,” he told an audience at military think-tank the Royal United Services Institute.

“Investment needs to continue to grow. Before it becomes too late to address the resurgent threat and the lessons learned in Ukraine, it is time to mobilise, to be ready and to be relevant.”


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