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Latest updates: Ben Wallace says stretched supply chains and Ukrainian resistance means Russian brutality will ‘get worse’Ukraine-Russia crisis: latest updatesSix days ago, when Boris Johnson was asked by Tories in the House of Commons if he would back the implementation of a no-fly zone over Ukraine to help the Ukrainians resist the Russian invasion, he was unwilling to rule out the idea. Although he made it clear he was not keen, he said he was keeping all options open.Ministers soon firmed up their opposition to the idea, arguing that it would lead to Nato going to war with Russia. Yesterday Johnson was very explicit about this, saying a no-fly zone was “not on the agenda of any Nato country”.There’s been a lot of no fly zone suggestions, and no one seems to actually analyse what no fly zone means and what it would mean for Ukrainian armed forces. The Ukrainian armed forces are outnumbered on the ground massively by Russian armour and Russian army. One of the few weapons they have against those soldiers on the ground and forces, like those big armoured columns, is the ability to fly their fast jets and to use UAVs to strike logistical chains and their air defences etc. Continue reading…

Latest updates: Ben Wallace says stretched supply chains and Ukrainian resistance means Russian brutality will ‘get worse’

Six days ago, when Boris Johnson was asked by Tories in the House of Commons if he would back the implementation of a no-fly zone over Ukraine to help the Ukrainians resist the Russian invasion, he was unwilling to rule out the idea. Although he made it clear he was not keen, he said he was keeping all options open.

Ministers soon firmed up their opposition to the idea, arguing that it would lead to Nato going to war with Russia. Yesterday Johnson was very explicit about this, saying a no-fly zone was “not on the agenda of any Nato country”.

There’s been a lot of no fly zone suggestions, and no one seems to actually analyse what no fly zone means and what it would mean for Ukrainian armed forces.

The Ukrainian armed forces are outnumbered on the ground massively by Russian armour and Russian army. One of the few weapons they have against those soldiers on the ground and forces, like those big armoured columns, is the ability to fly their fast jets and to use UAVs to strike logistical chains and their air defences etc.

Continue reading…

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