Britain stated Wednesday it was able to deploy 1,000 extra troops to cope with any humanitarian disaster linked to Ukraine, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed to NATO and Poland.
His journey coincides Thursdays with disaster talks in Moscow between British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and his counterpart Sergei Lavrov, because the UK and different US-led allies demand Russia halt its threats in opposition to Ukraine.
“As an alliance we must draw lines in the snow and be clear there are principles upon which we will not compromise,” Johnson stated forward of his talks in Brussels with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg.
“That includes the security of every NATO ally and the right of every European democracy to aspire to NATO membership,” he stated, rebuffing Russian calls for to rule out Ukraine ever becoming a member of the alliance.
From Brussels, Johnson will head to Warsaw to satisfy Polish President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and members of a UK army detachment within the nation, which is ready to develop by 350 extra troops.
Britain is sort of doubling its NATO deployment in Estonia, from 900 to 1,750, and has a smaller drive in Ukraine for coaching on UK anti-tank missiles.
Johnson will promise “1,000 more British troops will be put at readiness in the UK to support a humanitarian response in the region should it be needed”, Downing Street stated.
He will even say that Britain is deploying extra Royal Air Force jets in southern Europe, and two Royal Navy vessels to the jap Mediterranean.
Johnson, who visited Kyiv final week in a present of solidarity, added in a message to Moscow: “What we need to see is real diplomacy, not coercive diplomacy.”
Truss in the meantime is main the UK cost on attainable sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine, warning of “massive consequences” forward of her talks Thursday with Lavrov.
The Russian international ministry retorted by calling for a “change in the tone” of British rhetoric.
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