The Telegraph: The British Ministry of Defense banned the military from leaving without permission to fight in Ukraine According to the publication, the British military should receive the relevant instructions on March 1. The Ministry of Defense believes that if British soldiers appear in Ukraine, Moscow will follow a “tough response”
The British military will be warned that they are forbidden to go to Ukraine to fight without permission. This warning, which soldiers should receive in their daily mailing list on March 1, was issued by the British Ministry of Defense, according to The Telegraph.
“Recently, there have been reports in the media that foreigners are invited to Ukraine to help fight against Russia. We explain the situation. You, as members of the British Army, are not allowed to travel to the Ukraine supporting the ongoing conflict against Russia in any form, whether you are on holiday or not,— Lieutenant General Chris Tickell, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, said in an appeal.
According to the publication, the Ministry of Defense believes that if information appears that British soldiers are fighting in Ukraine, it could lead to a serious aggravation conflict, which in turn will lead to a “tough response” Moscow.
Against the background of the ongoing special operation with the participation of Russian troops in Ukraine since February 24, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on the formation of an international legion in the country to involve volunteers from abroad. On the night of March 1, he also announced the abolition of mandatory visas for foreigners wishing to defend Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia's main goal is the “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, occupation, according to him, not included in the plans of Moscow. The Ministry of Defense stated that the troops only strike at military infrastructure, there will be no fire on residential and public buildings.
After the start of the special operation, the Ukrainian authorities broke off diplomatic relations with Russia and announced the start of mobilization. Western countries came out in support of Ukraine and began to impose sanctions against Russian politicians, military and businessmen, as well as large technology and financial companies.