Russia is preparing for war, a top Defence Minister warned senior military officers on Wednesday.
Tory Mark Lancaster insisted the Kremlin was getting ready for conflict after learning lessons from recent battles it has fought.
And the new head of the Army warned of an “existential” threat to Britain as he outlined the strength of Vladimir Putin ’s military. Armed Forces Minister Mr Lancaster became the latest senior Conservative to voice fears over growing Kremlin aggression.
He told the Royal United Services Institute’s annual land warfare conference in London: “Spin the globe and look at the world from Russia’s perspective.
“Consider how they might view threats, and whilst we don’t know whether they view conflict as inevitable, they are preparing for it.” Lancaster also rejected claims Moscow’s use of cyber operations and proxies shows they “don’t intend to get their hands dirty”. Read more