UK Minister Likens Russia-Ukraine to WWII
British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has compared Western diplomatic efforts to head off a Russian invasion of Ukraine to the appeasement of Nazi Germany ahead of World War II.
Wallace told the Sunday Times that Russian President Vladimir Putin could send his massed troops into Ukraine “at any time.”
And he suggested unnamed Western countries were not being tough enough with Moscow.
“It may be that he (Putin) just switches off his tanks and we all go home but there is a whiff of Munich in the air from some in the West,” Wallace said.
The 1938 Munich Agreement handed Nazi Germany parts of Czechoslovakia in a failed bid to head off major conflict in Europe.
Western leaders have been shuttling back and forth to Moscow in the hopes of persuading Putin to stand his troops down.
Wallace said, “The worrying thing is that despite the massive amount of increased diplomacy, that military build-up has continued. It has not paused, it has continued.” (TOI / VFI News)
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