The Russian Ministry of Defence has warned the United Kingdom that London’s direct provocation of the Kyiv regime to strike prey on Russian soil will result in a proportionate response.
Russia said western advisers in Ukrainian decision-making centres would not be a problem as part of the response.
“The Russian Ministry of Defense drew attention to the statement of the deputy head of the British defence department, James Hippie, that ‘it will not necessarily be a problem’ if the weapons provided by the UK to Kyiv are used to strike targets on Russian territory,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Such provocation in the event of an attempt to implement such strikes by Ukraine “will immediately lead to a proportional response”, the ministry stressed.
“Advisers from among the nationals of one of the Western countries, located in Ukrainian decision-making centres in Kyiv, ‘will not necessarily be a problem’ when Russia makes decisions on retaliatory actions,” the Ministry of Defense said.
Earlier developments show that the British authorities will send 120 armoured vehicles and anti-ship systems to Ukraine as part of the next military assistance package.