New commander of British Armed Forces says the army must be able to fight in Europe

LONDON, England: Britain’s Patrick Sanders, the new chief of staff, has told troops that Britain must be capable of fighting in and defeating .

Johnson, a vocal supporter of since the invasion in February, has ruled out sending British troops to fight the . But this weekend, Johnson warned that Britain would need to support in the long run.

Sanders, who took command of the this month, was reported to have told troops: “I am the first chief of staff since 1941 to take command of the army in the shadow of a land war in Europe involving a continental power.”

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine underscores our core purpose, to protect Britain by being ready to fight and win wars on land,” he added.


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