Liz Truss Says She’d Back Brits Who Want To Fight In Ukrainian Resistance

Liz Truss today suggested the government would back Brits who want to go and fight with Ukraine against Russian forces.

The foreign secretary told the BBC’s Sunday Morning show: “If people want to support that struggle I would support them in doing that.”

She was asked about Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s call for people from abroad to join an international force.

Asked if she would support that, Truss replied: “I do support that and, of course, that is something that people can make their own decisions about.

“The people of Ukraine are fighting for freedom and democracy, not just for Ukraine, but for the whole of Europe. Because that is what president Putin is challenging.

“And absolutely, if people want to support that struggle, I would support them in doing that.”

Asked whether she would support people from Britain going over to Ukraine to help them fight, she replied: “Absolutely, if that’s what they wanted to do.”

The cabinet minister also warned that the Ukraine crisis may continue for years, adding: “We need to be prepared for a very long haul.”

She said she feared Russian president Vladimir Putin was willing to use the “most unsavoury means” in a war that could become “very bloody” and escalate into a conflict with Nato.

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