Britain’s Defense Secretary Wallace: Putin has been intent on invading Ukraine for over a year

Photo: AP Photo / Alberto Pezzali

Britain’s Defense Secretary Ben Wallace says Putin has been intent on invading Ukraine for more than a year. 

“Putin has been set on this for many, many months. At least a year,” Wallace told Sky News.

He commented on whether the West failed in its attempts to avert the invasion of Ukraine. Wallace believes Putin could not be persuaded.

Wallace compared the talks before the invasion with diplomacy in the run-up to World War II. He believes that the Russian president, like Adolf Hitler, always had a plan to invade and that the talks were aimed at “buying time.”

Ukrainian resistance

British intelligence believes that the Russian army has not succeeded in achieving its main goals during the first day of the invasion, Wallace told Sky News.

He says more than 450 Russian soldiers have lost their lives in the clashes.

Britain still believes Russia intends to invade all of Ukraine, but Wallace says the Ukrainians provided more resistance than the Russians expected.

Russia has also failed to take over an important airport, Wallace said.

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1 Comment on "Britain’s Defense Secretary Wallace: Putin has been intent on invading Ukraine for over a year"

  1. A couple days ago, Ben’s big mouth was saying his Scots Guards regiment had “kicked the backsides” of the Russians in the Crimea in the 1800s and could do it again. (I suspect Scots themselves are less eager.)
    Yesterday, Ukraine was saying even elders older than 60 were welcome to join the war, and if Ben is really so eager he could get his own … self … in there.
    Warpig is a political term for those who are eager for war – leaders of lemmings – think of the pig in George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
    We’ve got far too many warpigs in the West, when what we instead needed to avert this tragedy was the fair security treaty the Russians needed and we owed them after our past broken promises and our Budapest peace agreement breaking Kiev coup.

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