The United Kingdom’s Army Chief Sir Patrick Sanders said that British troops “must prepare to fight in Europe” against Russia as the war hawks continue to push for a full-blown third world war. “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine underlines our core purpose to protect the UK by being ready to fight and win wars on land,” Sir Patrick added.
“There is now a burning imperative to forge an Army capable of fighting alongside our allies and defeating Russia in battle,” Sir Patrick said, writing to his charges after he took over his new post on Monday, according to The Independent, as reported by Newsweek.
“We are the generation that must prepare the Army to fight in Europe once again.”
After his visit to the country’s capital, prime minister Boris Johnson warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war is “entering a new phase,” and that he “would not stop at dismembering Ukraine” if Russian troops achieve their goals. “I am afraid that we need to steel ourselves for a long war, as Putin resorts to a campaign of attrition, trying to grind down Ukraine by sheer brutality,” Johnson wrote in The Sunday Times, according to Sky News.
“The UK and our friends must respond by ensuring that Ukraine has the strategic endurance to survive and eventually prevail,” the prime minister added. “Everything will depend on whether Ukraine can strengthen its ability to defend its soil faster than Russia can renew its capacity to attack.”
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary-General Jen Stoltenberg also called for allies to continue supporting Ukraine “even if the costs are high, not only in terms of military aid but also because of the increase in energy and food goods prices.”
This seems like war provocation, rather than war preparation. There’s a lot of rhetoric and the ruling classes and their armies look poised to turn this into one of the biggest conflicts in human history.