Britain’s Johnson launches four-point plan to support Ukraine in a “long war”


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced four plans to support Ukraine on Sunday.

He also warned against “Ukrainian fatigue” and said that “it is very important to show that Britain exists in the” long term “.”

That’s because NATO Secretary-General Jason Stoltenberg said the war “may take years.”

Meanwhile, Britain’s Chief of Staff of the New Army warned that British troops must prepare to “fight again in Europe.”

In the article published in The Sunday Times in London In a June 19 newspaper, Johnson said in a recent speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the birth of Russian Emperor Peter the Great, if Russia wins the war, Putin will “dismantle Ukraine. I will not stop. “

“Last week he compared himself to Peter the Great and had the eternal right to” regain “the territory inhabited by the” Slavs, “a doctrine that would allow the conquest of vast parts of Europe, including NATO’s allies. I was arrogant to Russia. The British Prime Minister wrote.

While Putin’s “complete reconquest of Ukraine” derailed, Johnson said, “in his isolation, he may still think that a complete conquest is possible.”

He says Britain and its allies need to “train themselves for a long war” by allowing Ukraine to strengthen its military power faster than Russia can replace lost tanks and armor. Said.

Johnson has made four plans, including accelerating the supply of weapons to Ukraine and training Ukrainian soldiers. Continued funding and technical assistance to support the maintenance of the Ukrainian state. Develop land routes to and from Ukraine to counter Russia’s “tightening of the Ukrainian economy by blocking major export routes across the Black Sea.” Extract food from Ukraine by helping the United Nations negotiate a safe corridor for maritime exports.

But he warned that “the need to restore food exports is unlikely to be any more urgent,” but none of these steps “will produce immediate results.” I warned.

“Everything requires decisive efforts by Britain and our allies and will last months and years,” he wrote.

Johnson told reporters on Saturday after his second visit to Ukraine: requirement. “

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) and Ukrainian President Wolodimir Zelensky light a candle at Mikhailovsky’s Ratwerky Cathedral (Golden Dome Cathedral of St. Michael) in Kieu, Ukraine, June 17, 2022. To do. PA media)

General Patrick Sanders, who was appointed Chief of Staff of the British Army from General Mark Carleton-Smith, said the Army now has a “burning duty” to prepare for the war in Europe.

Sanders wrote to the army, stating that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine emphasized the British Army’s central purpose of protecting Britain by being ready to win the war on land.

He also referred to World War II and said he was the first Chief of Staff to “command the Army behind the European ground war, including the power of the continent” since 1941.

“The magnitude of the lasting threat from Russia indicates that we have entered a new era of anxiety,” he writes. “It is my only duty to make our army as deadly and effective as possible. Now is the time and it is our chance to seize the opportunity.”

“There are now burning orders to form an army that can fight with allies and defeat Russia in battle,” Sanders said. “We have an army to fight again in Europe.” It’s a generation that has to prepare. “

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stortenberg will hold a closing press conference at NATO Headquarters on the second day of the two-day Defense Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels on June 16, 2022. (OmarHavana / Getty Images)

NATO Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag on Saturday that the alliance must prepare for the “years” of the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Stoltenberg said at a NATO summit in Madrid earlier this week that he would agree on a support package to help Ukraine move from former Soviet-era weapons to NATO standard equipment.

Ukraine vowed to beat Moscow on Saturday as it fought a Russian assault near a major eastern city and was hit by shells and missiles in several locations.

Russian troops were defeated in March in an attempt to attack the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. After that, Russia refocused on the Donbus region in eastern Ukraine.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Lily Chow

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Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.

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