Harden in case of battle – Liz Truss is happy to follow the Iron Lady’s advice. As Foreign Secretary of one of NATO’s strongest allies, she knows that while she takes a clear pro-Ukraine anti-Russian stance, the whole of the UK is behind her. Except, of course, former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn. Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson provided military and diplomatic support to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from the first day of the invasion on 24 February 2022.
Britons are now asking themselves who is Boris? The former popular darling seems to have disappeared as he had to resign on July 7 due to character weakness and corruption scandals large and small surrounding covid parties. Although he refuses to leave his official residence before September 5, when his successor will be chosen, he is not making any major decisions. He likes vacations. This week, tabloid The Sun caught him sorting groceries into a shopping basket in a Greek supermarket.
On the other hand, Truss Drive announces: “From the first moment I will be a prime minister for everyone.” As for Ukraine, she promises: “We’ll stay that way for a long time.” Reason: “If we do not support Ukraine, there will be no peace and security in Europe.
The British government says it has so far spent €4.5 billion on economic and military aid to Ukraine.
British politicians – and not just conservatives – have made a clear commitment to the Western military alliance with their first pint in the pub. Liz Truss is no exception. Sanctions, arms deals, a tough stance against Russian President Vladimir Putin – Britain’s would-be Iron Lady takes it all in stride.
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