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EU top diplomat and Tory MP warns conflict between Russia and Ukraine is ‘waiting to explode’

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
20th Apr 21 4:28 pm

The EU has voiced grave fears that Russia and Ukraine are on the brink of war as Vladimir Putin has placed more than 100,000 troops on the border.

There has been rising tensions after Russia sent heavily armed troops to the Eastern Border of the Ukraine along with Moscow backed separatists in Crimea and Kyiv’s military.

Josep Borrell, the EU’s top diplomat warned during a virtual meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers, “It is the highest military deployment of the Russian army on the Ukrainian borders ever.

“It’s clear that it’s a matter of concern when you deploy a lot of troops.

“Well, a spark can jump here or there.”

Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski for Shrewsbury and Atcham has also warned that the Ukraine is like a “tinderbox waiting to explode.”

Kawczynski who is Polish born, has urged Boris Johnson to take a stand against Putin as situation is “increasingly a destabalised sitution.”

The Ukraines Defence Minister, Andrii Taran warned that Putin is poised to move nuclear weapons into Crimea sparking more fears.

Kawczynski told the Express, “Let me put it like this, the situation is like a tinderbox. The Germans are pouring petrol, and it could explode.

“And the United Kingdom’s government seems to be mute. That is wrong.”

Senior Britiah Naval sources have said warships are to sail to the Black Sea in May, and the Sunday Times reported this is aimed to show solidarity between the Ukraine and Britain’s NATO allies.

The newspaper reported that on Type 45 destroyer armed with anti-aircraft missiles along with anti-submarine Type 23 Frigate will head to the Black Sea through the Bosphorus.

The report added that the UK will also have RAF F-35 Lightning stealth jets and Merlin submarine hunting helicopters on standby and the new aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth will support warships in the Black Sea.

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