The Prime Minister has warned on Sunday that the British public needs to “steel ourselves for a long war” in Ukraine as Vladimir Putin’s invasion is now “entering a new phase.”
Crossbench peer Victor Adebowale has warned the public that “we should all be concerned” over the impact of a “drawn-out war” in Ukraine as this will have a direct impact on the cost of living in the UK.
Adebowale told Times Radio, “An extended war in Ukraine will have implications for what my members will experience.
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“The cost-of-living crisis will continue, along with the other horrors that have been bestowed on us at the moment.
“It looks like there’s going to be a long, drawn-out war. We know that eventually there’ll have to be a settlement.
“We know that Russia appears to be belligerent, probably too mild a word and we need to be prepared for the worst, and I suspect that the mistake we made in the past is not being prepared for the worst.
“So, I hope it doesn’t come to British boots on Ukrainian land, because there’s all kinds of implications for that as well.
“But we should all be concerned about the implications for people living in this country of a long, drawn-out war in Ukraine, as well as the Ukrainians, of course, who all right-thinking people will support in their struggle against what what is tyranny at the end of the day.”
Writing in The Times Boris Johnson said, “I am afraid that we need to steel ourselves for a long war, as Putin resorts to a campaign of attrition, trying to grind down Ukraine by sheer brutality.
“The UK and our friends must respond by ensuring that Ukraine has the strategic endurance to survive and eventually prevail.”
“Everything will depend on whether Ukraine can strengthen its ability to defend its soil faster than Russia can renew its capacity to attack,” he added.
“Our task is to enlist time on Ukraine’s side.”