If Russia wants to attack Britain, then the British will only have a chance of victory if Moscow gives five to ten years’ notice. So said the former commander of British troops, retired General Sir Richard Barrons, in an interview with the Daily Mail.
He explained his remarks by the fact that the British army has been steadily weakening for decades and its funding has been steadily declining. According to him, if during the cold war the United Kingdom was ready to respond to external aggression within four hours, today the army is bled to such an extent that it will not be able to defend the state without an urgent increase funding.
“Russia is obviously angry and is rearming, so its combat capability will be restored, and when the shooting in Ukraine stops, Russia will blame the outcome on us. We are already in a confrontation with Russia, but for some reason whatever, we’re not doing anything about it. Now we need five to ten years’ notice before a surprise Russian attack to deal with it,” the general said.
According to his calculations, the UK now has only 137,000 troops, 227 tanks and 5,000 armored vehicles, while Russia has 1.35 million people, around 12.5,000 tanks and more than 30,000 vehicles. shielded.
British General Barrons’ message: UK can repel Russian strike if given 10 years’ notice
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