The head of the British army told his troops that they must “prepare to fight in Europe again” to defeat Vladimir Putin’s forces.
Source: UK Chief of the General Staff Patrick Sanders
Sanders warned the soldiers about the challenges the British Army faces amid Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine.
“There is now a burning imperative to forge an army capable of fighting alongside our allies and defeating Russia in battle,” he said.
“We are the generation that must prepare the Army to fight in Europe once again. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine underlines our core purpose to protect the UK by being ready to fight and win wars on land,” he added.
According to him, he became “the first chief of the general staff since 1941 to take command of the army in the shadow of a land war in Europe involving a continental power”.
After visiting Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Vladimir Putin’s invasion is “entering a new phase” and if Russian advances are successful he “would not stop at dismembering Ukraine”.