Vladimir Putin may declare new world war in days, says UK defence secretary
British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said that he would not be surprised if Vladimir Putin declared a new world war and ordered the mass mobilisation of Russians.
Vladimir Putin could declare a new world war in the coming days, the UK defence secretary has warned.
Ben Wallace said that the Russian leader may start a “mass” mobilisation and use May Day to announce a war on the world’s “Nazis”.
Putin started the Russian invasion of its neighbour on February 24 saying that it was a special operation to rid Ukraine of Nazis.
Since then Ukrainian cities have been pummelled by shelling in a battle which government minister Liz Truss has said could go on for 10 years.
And in the face of the West providing money and armaments to Ukraine, Russia has referred to its nuclear capabilities in threats to not get involved. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the “danger is serious” of a nuclear war.
Ben Wallace said that Putin could declare war on the world .Image: Anadolu Agency
Around 8,000 British Army troops are to take part in exercises across eastern Europe soon to combat Russian aggression in one of the largest deployments since the Cold War.
Mr Wallace said that Putin may use the May Day celebrations to declare a World war