Britain Considers Sending Tanks To Poland
BRITAIN - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a press conference in India that Britain is considering sending tanks to Poland in order to intensify pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"We are looking more at what we can do to back fill in countries such as Poland, who may want to send heavier weaponry to help defend the Ukrainians" Boris Johnson stated during the press conference.
"We are looking at sending tanks to Poland to help them as they send some of their T72s to Ukraine. We’ve got to look at what more we can do military, we’ve got to keep intensifying the economic sanctions – we want to make sure there is wave after wave of intensifying pressure on Putin" he added.
The British Ministry of Defense also said, "The UK is exploring sending British Challenger 2 Tanks to Poland. While no decisions have been taken, these would be deployed on a short-term basis and operated by UK personnel to bridge the gap between Poland donating tanks to Ukraine and replacements arriving".
The Prime Minister also is also planning for a 'security guarantee' for Ukraine. It does not allow Ukraine to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) but would 'make sure their territory is so fortified as to be impregnable'.
The UK ambassador to Ukraine is also set to return to Kyiv, Ukraine before the re-opening of the British Embassy there which she says will be 'shortly'.