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The Chief of the Defence Staff warns it’s ‘unlawful and unhelpful’ for Brits to fight in Ukraine

by LLB staff reporter
6th Mar 22 12:49 pm

The Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Sir Tony Radakin has urged Brits not to fight in the Ukraine against Russian forces as it is “unlawful and unhelpful.”

Rebuking the British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as she previously said she supports Brits going to fight in Ukraine.

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin told the BBC’s Sunday Morning programme, “We’ve been very clear that it’s unlawful as well as unhelpful for UK military and for the UK population to start going towards Ukraine in that sense.

“Support from the UK, support in whatever way you can. But this isn’t really something that you want to rush to in terms of the sound of gunfire.

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“This is about sensible support based in the UK.”

Asked if the Foreign Secretary should not have made the suggestion, Sir Tony said: “I think she was reflecting (that) she could and that we can all understand that sentiment, and that sentiment needs to be channelled into support for Ukraine.

“But we’re saying as professional military people that actually that is not necessarily the sensible thing to be doing.”

The Chief of the Defence Staff  was asked if Truss should not have made the suggestion, Sir Tony said, “I think she was reflecting (that) she could and that we can all understand that sentiment, and that sentiment needs to be channelled into support for Ukraine.

“But we’re saying as professional military people that actually that is not necessarily the sensible thing to be doing.”

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