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The head of the British Foreign Office spoke out against the new Minsk agreements

The head of the British Foreign Office spoke out against the new Minsk agreements

A poorly thought-out peace agreement would allow Russia to regroup forces and “return to the attack”, says British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss

To restore its own security, Ukraine needs a “clean victory” and not a poorly thought-out peace agreement or new Minsk agreements, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said.

“We all know that an ill-conceived peace deal would allow Putin to regroup his forces and return to the attack. Therefore, we cannot afford a new Minsk agreement. Ukraine needs a clear victory that will restore its security,” she said.


The British authorities want Kyiv to receive the maximum amount of assistance in the form of equipment and military training for the counteroffensive, Truss said. She called Britain the second country after the United States in terms of aid provided to Ukraine. According to her, London has already allocated a total of £2.3 billion ($2.78 billion) for these purposes.


When asked if the British authorities really have such funds, Truss replied that Britain’s defense spending is 2.3% of GDP, but it is necessary to increase the production of military equipment, since the situation in Ukraine has shaken security in Europe and made the world more dangerous.