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Russian president, Vladimir Putin will face a “enormous price” if he dares assault any nations outdoors Ukraine, the pinnacle of the Royal Navy, Admiral Sir Ben Key has stated.

In his first interview as First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Ben Key stated it was crucial that NATO labored to “comprise” the invasion of Ukraine and didn’t enable it to “speed up away from us”. 

“The teachings of historical past would say that we’re in a very fragile second proper now, which is why it’s actually necessary that while the help we’re giving to Ukraine for the time being is to allow them, we’ve to indicate in strong and resilient posture throughout the remainder of the contact line with Russia … in order that President Putin understands this isn’t one thing that he can broaden with out enormous price to him and Russia.”

Talking to the Telegraph, he accused Putin of an “egregious mistaken” towards Ukraine, urging the UK to proceed to help Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, to assist present his fighters with “the wherewithal to defend their territory, their homeland and their individuals”. 

He stated whereas the hope was that Putin “chooses to desist”, that final result feels “a great distance away for the time being”. 

Sir Ben stated that though the conflict in Ukraine is generally land-based, Nato navies wanted to keep up a deterrent posture to “counter Putin’s actions and dissuade him from doing extra”.

“We symbolize a menace,” he stated. “The Russians successfully tried to exclude every other every other ships from working within the northern a part of the Black Sea and the Ukrainians demonstrated that that was not one thing that they might do freely.” 

He stated “ships turn into legitimate targets” in conflict, and the UK wanted to make sure it was ready for that eventuality. “That requires for our posture to be appropriate, for our capabilities to be correctly aligned, for us to be modernising and adapting to seeing what others can do and what know-how alternative affords us,” he added.

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