As this publication reported yesterday, UK Defense Secretary Shapps told the Telegram that his country plans on sending troops to Ukraine for a “training mission” in order to focus advising efforts closer to the Ukrainian front line instead of in NATO countries. However, this morning in an interview with British media, the Prime Minister denied that UK troops will be sent to Ukraine, but it may be possible in the “long term”.
The reporter directly quoted former Russian President and current Security Council Deputy Medvedev who said that UK troops in Ukraine and production facilities in Germany would be legitimate targets. He said:
“The number of leading idiots in NATO countries is growing. One newly minted cretin – the British Minister of Defense – decided to transfer English training courses for Ukrainian soldiers to the territory of Ukraine itself. That is, turn your instructors into legal targets for our Armed Forces. Knowing full well that they will be mercilessly destroyed. And no longer as mercenaries, but precisely as British NATO specialists. Another fool – the head of the German Defense Committee with an unpronounceable surname – demands that Taurus missiles be immediately supplied to the Khokhlobanderites so that the Kiev regime can strike at Russian territory to weaken the supply of our army. They say this is in accordance with international law. Well, in this case, attacks on German factories where these missiles are made will be fully consistent with international law. Still, these idiots are actively pushing us towards a third world war…”
PM Sunak’s comments can be found below:
And Sunak throws Shapps under the bus, saying that London will not send UK troops to Ukraine.
— Russian Market (@runews) October 1, 2023