Tuesday, November 23, 2021
The UK media have reported, quoting sources, that hundreds of British special force troops and paratroopers are also ready to deploy to Ukraine amid rising tensions in that region.
On Tuesday, Wallace visited Kiev on what was billed as a show of support at a time when Ukraine and NATO countries have expressed concern about Russian troop movements near Ukraine’s borders.
A joint statement issued in Kiev after his talks with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov stated among other things that stemming out of an Intergovernmental Framework Agreement signed in London this month between the two countries, joint projects will be undertaken to develop the capabilities of Ukraine’s naval forces in the Black Sea and for increasing interoperability.
Britain and Ukraine also recently finalized a treaty that will enable Kiev to seek loans from London to buy British warships and missiles. Sky News reported that “on Ukraine’s £1.7 billion [US$2.3 billion] shopping list are two minehunters, the joint production of eight missile ships and a frigate, as well as the purchase of weapons for existing vessels.”
As well, Britain will build two naval bases for Ukraine in the Black Sea.
Without doubt, Global Britain has seized the migrants issue and the war hysteria over Russia amassing troops on Ukraine’s borders to strengthen its strategic positioning in Central Europe and the Black Sea.