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UK told to ‘be ready for war’ with Russia as Moscow has amassed almost 100,000 soldiers on Ukraine border

by LLB political Reporter
15th Nov 21 2:19 pm

General Sir Nick Carter who is the British armed forces chief has warned that the UK must “be on guard” as Russia has amassed almost 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border.

There is ongoing concern with the US and the UK that Moscow could be on the verge of invading the Ukraine again and there is speculation that Russia could get involved with the crisis at the Belarus-Polish border.

General Carter who is the outgoing head of the British military has warned that UK troops must be ready for war with Russia.

General Carter does not believe that there will be a “hot war” with Russia but has strongly advised that British troops must remain “on guard.”

A senior Biden administration official said the US have been consulting with allies over the tense situation.

The official confirmed that Vice President Kamala Harris has discussed it “extensively” with the French President Emmanuel Macron.

A US official in Germany said, “There has been a concerted effort in capitals around Europe to convey how concerned we are with the situation.”

Military and diplomats across Europe have provided extensive “information/intelligence sharing, and conversations across a broad spectrum.”

Speaking to Sky News on Sunday, General Cater said, “The question, of course, is how you define war and I, as a soldier, would tend to define war as the actual act of combat and fighting, and I don’t think they want that.

“I think they want to try and achieve their objective in rather more nuanced ways.”

Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, General Carter was asked if the situation could escalate into armed conflict.

He said, “I don’t know.

“I think we have to be on our guard and make sure deterrence prevails and critically we have to make sure there is unity in the NATO alliance and we don’t allow any gaps to occur in our collective position.”

The Foreign Secretary Liz Truss urged Moscow to intervene in the “shameful manufactured migrant crisis” as EU officials are accusing Belarus’ dictator president, Aleksandr Lukashenko of creating the crisis.

She said that Lukashenko is using “desperate migrants as pawns” which has been manufactured into a “carefully crafted crisis.”

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