The British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said that during the Crimean War the UK “kicked the backside” of Russia and “we can always do it again.”
Wallace accused Vladimir Putin of having gone “full tonto” [Stupid or crazy] over Ukraine and the UK has announced a new packaged for defensive weapons to Ukrainian forces.
Wallace said that the Russian “propaganda” channel RT is now under review for their broadcasting licence and could be switched off.
Wallace who is a former Scots Guards officer compared Putin to Tsar Nicholas I during the Crimean War because he “had no friends, no alliances.”
The British Defence Secretary said, “It’s going to be a busy Army. Unfortunately we’ve got a busy adversary now in Putin, who has gone full tonto.”
Wallace added, “The Scots Guards kicked the backside of Tsar Nicholas I in 1853 in Crimea, we can always do it again.”
The British Prime Minister said on Tuesday that Putin is acting with “an illogical and irrational frame of mind,” following the invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine.
Boris Johnson’s official spokesman was asked what he meant, he said. “Anyone that saw the statement from President Putin yesterday, which was a chilling diatribe which was quite devoid of facts, would’ve seen this is not someone who is necessarily seeking to follow the agreements that have previously been set out.
“This is someone effectively seeking to rewrite history and agreements they’ve signed up to.”
When asked if the Russian President was of sound mind, he said, “I’m not going to be getting into that.”
The Prime Minister told MPs in the Commons previously, “I can announce to the House that in light of the increasingly threatening behaviour from Russia and in line with our previous support, the UK will shortly be providing a further package of military support to Ukraine.
“This will include lethal aid in the form of defensive weapons and non-lethal aid.”
Earlier the Defence Secretary told reporters he was keeping the possibility of sending further weapons to Ukraine “under constant review.”
Wallace added, “We’re in a pretty good position to deliver any type of aid pretty quickly to Ukraine, no matter what that aid is.”
Wallace also suggested that Russian troops invading Ukraine could be followed by a mobile crematorium which will disguise the number of casualties inflicted.
Wallace said, “Fundamentally, when you have over 60% of your combat forces poised on the borders of another state, the overwhelming scale of the Russian intimidation and forces – including some pretty horrendous weapons systems – are pretty worrying.
“And we also expect to see some of the things they’ve done previously. Previously, they’ve deployed mobile crematoriums to follow troops around the battlefield, which in anyone’s book is chilling.
“If I was a soldier, and knew that my generals had so little faith in me that they followed me around the battlefield in a mobile crematorium, or I was the mother or a father of a son, potentially deployed into a combat zone, and my government thought that the way to cover up loss was a mobile crematorium, I’d be deeply, deeply worried.”
Lord West, former chief of the Royal Navy has given a chilling warning that if there is a wrong move the Russian and Ukrainian crisis could start a nuclear war.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is being compared to the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis when there was a 13 day nuclear standoff.
Lord West warned, “Putin is going the way so many dictators are, becoming unpredictable and not acting in a rational manner, rather in the same way as Hitler.
“Whilst he loves the idea of the Russia empire, he actually doesn’t really care about the Russians and a leader with his power is highly dangerous.
“Hitler created all sorts of the same excuses in the same way as Putin is.”