The head of the Army today says the UK must be ready for war with Russia. Four months on from Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, General Sir Patrick Sanders is set to compare the assault to the rise of Nazi Germany . He will say that Britain is facing its “1937 moment” and must be ready to “fight and win” to ward off the threat from Russia. In his first public speech as Chief of the General Staff , Sir Patrick will say the UK must be prepared to “act rapidly” to contain Russian expansionism. Nato last night pledged to massively increase its forces available on high alert to more than 300,000 troops, a more-than seven-fold increase. Sir Patrick’s intervention is likely to put pressure on Mr Johnson to maintain the size of the Armed Forces after plans were announced to reduce troop numbers in a move to a more modern military. Defence editor Danielle Sheridan reports that, in a separate speech today, Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, is to call for increased investment . It came as a missile strike on a crowded shopping centre in the central city of Kremenchuk killed at least 10 civilians and wounded dozens… Read full this story
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