Ben Wallace said that Vladimir Putin is now unlikely to ever succeed in inhabiting Ukraine, as Britain promised more economic and military aid for the country.
The Defence Secretary said Russia’s attack has faltered and is beginning to fail in numerous areas as he co-hosted a conference of contributors in Copenhagen.
He also described enormous losses of both personnel and military equipment it’s suffered in the near six months since Vladimir Putin launched a special military operation on February 24.
Mr Wallace said that they’d failed so far and were unlikely to ever succeed in occupying Ukraine.
Mr Wallace said their attack had faltered and constantly been remodified to the extent they were only concentrating in parts of the south and in the east, a long, long way away from their three-day so-called operation.
He said three days are now over 150 days and almost six months in, with enormous significant losses of both equipment and indeed Russian personnel.
The United Kingdom pledged to send numerous launch rocket systems to Ukraine as well as precision-guided missiles which can strike targets up to 50 miles away, designed to defend against Russian heavy artillery.
Mr Wallace continued that President Vladimir Putin would have to gamble that come August, come a few months in, they would have all got bored of the conflict and the international community would have gone off in other directions.
He said, today is evidence of the opposite, and that they’d come out of the meeting with more promises of finance, more promises of training and more promises of military aid, all designed to help Ukraine succeed, to help Ukraine stand up for its sovereignty and indeed to ensure that President Vladimir Putin’s initiatives fail in Ukraine as they rightly should.
Mr Wallace’s comments come as Denmark has joined the United Kingdom in offering more support to Ukraine.
Germany, earlier seen to be hesitant in giving total tangible aid to Ukraine, is also making what Chancellor Olaf Scholz describes as a tremendous break from its past by sending weapons to the war-torn country, but Mr Wallace disclosed that allies will shortly need to start buying weapons from other nations or putting orders in factories to boost ammo supply to Ukraine as their own reserve supplies were exhausted.
He added that their ongoing support sent a very clear message, that Britain and the international community remained opposed to this illegal fighting and would stand shoulder to shoulder, delivering defensive military assistance to Ukraine to help them defend against Vladimir Putin’s attack.
But it’s comical, Britain’s got money for weapons, but not for its own people, and why is the United Kingdom paying for this fight by sending projectiles? It appears that our government has lots of cash to chuck at a war that has nothing to do with us, this is not a UK war it’s a Russian and Ukraine war.
Will Ukraine be paying us back for everything that we send to them because after all, in the end, nothing is for free? Or are we being that naive because generally, the UK gets nothing back, it never does because we’re a charity for the World?
But then Britain is always on the lookout for a good war or conflict someplace and even if we’re not fighting in it, there’s cash to be made from providing arms, technicians, spares, advisors and then once the country has destroyed itself we go straight in to help to build everything, infrastructure, systems et cetera, but of course, for a price.