Today: Tuesday, 16 August 2022 year

Reducing the number of British soldiers could disrupt NATO’s anti-Russian plans

Reducing the number of British soldiers could disrupt NATO’s anti-Russian plans

London’s plan to downsize the UK’s army could thwart NATO’s agenda for both alliance expansion and “anti-Russian” measures. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the British General Staff, Richard Dannat.

The number of soldiers in the British army is planned to be reduced from 82,000 to 72,500 people. This may affect the implementation of the anti-Russian plans of the North Atlantic Alliance, which intends to expand the rapid reaction forces, including at the expense of London.

“Frankly, this is crazy, because if NATO has 300,000 high readiness troops, we have to play our part, and further reduction of our army simply does not make any sense,” Dannat explained.


According to him, the UK army will not be large enough, not trained and equipped enough to do what the British authorities want.


Earlier, the former head of the British General Staff complained about the terrible state of the armed forces against the backdrop of funding and arms supplies from London to Kyiv.