Prime Minister Sunak: British army remains strong despite US general’s words
MOSCOW, January 30 – RIA Novosti. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak believes his country’s military is still “a top fighting force”, despite a US general’s recent statement to the contrary, a TV channel reported on Monday. weather He’s talking about Downing Street.
Earlier, the channel, citing defense sources, reported that a “high-ranking American general” had privately told British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace that the British army was no longer considered a top fighting force. According to the general, the British Armed Forces are barely reaching the second level.
Asked by the press whether Sunak saw the British Army as a top fighting force, the prime minister’s spokesman answered “Yes”.
He also said the UK government has provided the armed forces with the equipment and capabilities they need to face future threats, including a £242bn fully funded 10-year plan.
“It is absolutely clear to the Prime Minister that we must do everything we can to protect our people. That is why the UK has the largest defense budget in Europe,” said a spokesperson for the Prime Minister.
Tobias Ellwood, chairman of the British Parliamentary Defense Committee, said on Monday that the British military is in a dire situation despite two decades of billions of dollars in investment.
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