Ben Wallace distances himself from Truss comments on UK volunteers for Ukraine

Defence minister makes clear ordinary Britons should not travel to Ukraine to fight Russian invadersRussia-Ukraine crisis: live newsBen Wallace, the UK defence secretary, has in effect contradicted the foreign secretary’s assertion that Britons should be able to join the fight in Ukraine, saying this was primarily for Ukrainian nationals and that people without military experience should stay away.While not directly criticising the comments on Sunday by Liz Truss, Wallace made it plain the government did not believe ordinary Britons should try to travel to Ukraine to help fight against Russian invaders. Continue reading…

Defence minister makes clear ordinary Britons should not travel to Ukraine to fight Russian invaders

Ben Wallace, the UK defence secretary, has in effect contradicted the foreign secretary’s assertion that Britons should be able to join the fight in Ukraine, saying this was primarily for Ukrainian nationals and that people without military experience should stay away.

While not directly criticising the comments on Sunday by Liz Truss, Wallace made it plain the government did not believe ordinary Britons should try to travel to Ukraine to help fight against Russian invaders.

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