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Minister warns UK’s ‘national security is at stake’ as Russia could retaliate

11th Jul 24 11:02 am

The government has issued a stern warning that the UK’s “national security is at stake” as Russia could attack and Britain must be “incredibly careful.”

The Security Minister Dan Jarvis warned “we’ve got to guard against” retaliation from Moscow as the Prime Minister said Ukraine can use the British supplied Storm Shadow cruise missiles to strike inside Russia.

Sir Keir Starmer has vowed the UK will support Ukraine for “as long as it takes” and during the NATO summit in Washington the Prime Minister said Britain will provide £3 billion a year for Kyiv.

Jarvis was asked how worried should the UK be over the risk of the Kremlin retaliating, he told Sky News, “Well of course, we’ve got to guard against that. And of course, we’ve got to be incredibly careful.

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“But what’s most important is that in concert with our NATO allies, we work together to make sure that President Zelensky and Ukraine have got the material support they need to defend themselves against Russia.

“It is an illegal invasion, the consequences of which are massive for the whole world.”

Jarvis told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “The deployment of those weapons systems ultimately will be a matter for the Ukrainian government but our strong guiding principle with all of these things is that it is incredibly important that the legal framework that governs conflict is followed.”

Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, he said, “We should be under no illusion that our own national security is at stake here.”

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