Maritime Training Deployments Are Set to Deepen UK-Ukraine Defense Partnership
- Article is dated 21 Nov 2018, 4 days before the 25 Nov 2018 Ukraine provocation in the Sea of Azov. It appears the UK may be taking the military lead in provoking a war with Russia. It will, of course, drag in NATO.
- Maritime Training Deployments Are Set to Deepen UK-Ukraine Defense Partnership
by https://www.unian.info/ , 21 Nov 2018
The UK and Ukraine will continue to strengthen their defense partnership in the face of intensifying threats and aggression, British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson reaffirmed today as he met Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak in London.
In the meeting, Gavin Williamson announced a range of forthcoming deployments and exercises that will see the two countries’ Armed Forces continue to work together in defense of the international rules-based order, according to the report on the British government website.
Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “As long as Ukraine faces Russian hostilities, it will find a steadfast partner in the United Kingdom. By continuing to work together, whether through training programmes or military exercises, we help Ukraine to stand up for our shared values.”
“Those values of freedom and democracy cannot be traded. I have witnessed on the frontline the effects of the conflict in the East and this has completely reinforced my support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,” the defense secretary said.