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No NATO member prepared for large-scale deployment to Ukraine, UK PM admits

Posted On: May 19, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

No NATO member prepared for large-scale deployment to Ukraine, UK PM admits

Boris Johnson's comments come as tensions run high on the Russian-Ukrainian border
Not a single member of NATO is ready to send a large fighting force to Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told MPs.
Addressing parliament on Tuesday, Johnson said that “the British Army leads the NATO battle group in Estonia, and if Russia invades Ukraine, we would look to contribute to any new NATO deployments to protect our allies in Europe.”
However, the Prime Minister stated that while “many people would yearn to send active, physical support in the form of NATO troops to Ukraine... I don't believe that to be a likely prospect in the near term. Ukraine is not a member of NATO.”
“But what we can do, and what we are doing, is sending troops to support Ukraine,” he said, mentioning training operations.

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