The British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has been warned by the Russian Embassy to the UK that captured British fighters in Ukraine will be treated as “mercenaries” and will be “devoid of any rights.”
This comes after Wallace called Russia a “facist state” and they claim that the Defence Secretary is “overtly supporting the call for British citizens to fight in Ukraine.”
In a statement the Russian Embassy threatened Wallace and said, “We have numerously urged UK officials to refrain from insulting and escalatory rhetoric intended to camouflage their own foreign policy failings.
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“It seems Secretary Wallace has forgotten events of the recent past. And we know that history has a habit of repeating itself badly when politicians fail to learn from its mistakes. Seeing such omissions from a Defence Secretary is a worrisome sign.
“Nevertheless, we are happy to once more refresh Secretary Wallace’s memory.”
The Russian Embassy based at Kensington Gardens, London further stated their reason’s for the war in Ukraine making a subtle threat.
We have numerously urged #UK officials to refrain from insulting and escalatory rhetoric intended to camouflage their own foreign policy failings.
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) July 29, 2022
The statement said, “The aims of the Russian special military operation are straight-forward: to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine in order to protect the security interests of the Russian Federation and the rights of the Russian citizens, the citizens of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine.
“As Secretary Wallace has rightly said, when someone does not want to listen – something that the West has clearly demonstrated – hard power is needed alongside words.”
Then in a direct threat the Russian Embassy in London said, “Last, we were surprised to hear Secretary Wallace overtly supporting the call for British citizens to fight in Ukraine, thus fuelling hostilities, which the British government allegedly seeks to stop.
“It would have been advisable on Secretary Wallace’s part to warn his countrymen that in the event of capture they are bound to be treated as mercenaries, as the currently detained UK citizens in Donbass can confirm – devoid of any rights to combatant or prisoner-of-war status.”