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The Russian Embassy in the UK reacted to the statement by British defense Minister Gavin Williamson, calling them demonstrate a course of conduct “is flawed and short-sighted”. About it reports TASS.
“Can not disturb and the General militaristic tone of the speech of the head of the military Department. It is noteworthy that the intention to “demonstrate the power”, “to improve the lethality of the armed forces” are not linked to the task of ensuring the security of the UK. We are talking about relying on military force in promoting British interests in the world. Sure that this line is flawed and short-sighted, undermines the already shaky authority of the order of Britain in the international arena as a result of military aggression in Iraq, Libya and other countries”, — said in a communique issued by the Embassy in London.
Previously, on 11 February, the British defense Secretary Gavin Williamson made a speech in which he said that Russia must “take responsibility for their provocations.” He urged the West to heed the call of the American President Donald trump, and increase military spending to counter the threat from Russia.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated after the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. Most countries call it the violent seizure and occupation, Moscow claims that held on the Peninsula the vote met international standards. Dialogue with Britain even more complicated after the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury. London has blamed Russia and expelled Russian diplomats, Moscow responded with a mirror.
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