Vladimir Putin has Britain in his crosshairs as professional warns UK military has ‘by no means been so weak’

Vladimir Putin views the British military as being weak and ill-prepared, a navy professional has warned.

Glen Grant, a former British Lieutenant-Colonel, stated that the UK has by no means been extra weak than proper now to an assault from Russia.


It comes after stories stating the Authorities has no nationwide plan for defence in the specter of a battle emerged.

Grant, who served for 37 years within the armed forces, stated: “I feel Russia thinks we’re a bunch of namby-pambies and possibly simply ready till they’ll really stuff Ukraine, so to talk, earlier than they transfer on to another person.

Vladimir Putin has Britain in his crosshairs as professional warns UK military has ‘by no means been so weak’

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“Britain is especially weak as a result of we’re an island and we depend on all of the issues like our cables working all over the place,” he advised The Specific.

“I imply, we have by no means been so weak militarily. Possibly between the (World) wars we had been, however we’re clearly in a nasty place in the intervening time.”

He slammed politicians for not taking the specter of battle extra severely and urged the Authorities to take a position more cash and power into bolstering its defence forces.

Grant additionally stated there wanted to be an overhaul in how inner personnel view navy campaigns, with the previous lieutenant colonel stating that many had been charred from their expertise in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Final month, Nato was urged to deliver again conscription amid fears about Russia’s risk to the West.

Two Baltic leaders put stress on the defence bloc to organize for a possible armed confrontation with Vladimir Putin’s troops.

Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics pressured the necessity to ramp up spending to ranges not seen for the reason that finish of the Chilly Conflict.

He additionally claimed Nato ought to focus on the return of obligatory navy service to spice up defence forces’ manpower.

Earlier this 12 months, Basic Sir Patrick Sanders, the outgoing head of the British Military, stated that ministers ought to “mobilise the nation” within the occasion of a wider battle in opposition to Russia.

Basic Sir Patrick Sanders has stated that Britain ought to brace itself to combat a battle sooner or laterPA

Putin views the British military as being weak and ill-prepared, a navy professional has warned.

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The Basic acknowledged that the navy is “too small” to deal with the battle by itself.

Professor Anthony Glees, a safety and intelligence professional on the College of Buckingham, stated that Britons have to be able to go to battle in opposition to Russia “inside six years” except Putin is defeated.

He advised the Every day Mirror: “The UK Authorities ought to plan to enroll volunteers now and over the following three years and ‘the entire of the nation’ ought to put together for conscription inside six years except Putin had been defeated.”

He then referred to what Basic Sanders stated about rising the variety of troops to 120,000 by 2027, whereas additionally rising the quantity of GDP we spend on defence to 2.5 per cent – “ideally three”.

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