All UK troops to leave Ukraine

Saturday - 12/02/2022 10:01
There will be no UK soldiers in Ukraine amid fears of a Russian attack, the armed forces minister said
A British soldier during an exercise in Ukraine. © UK Ministry of Defence
A British soldier during an exercise in Ukraine. © UK Ministry of Defence

London will remove all of its troops from Ukraine amid fears that Russia could invade its neighbor, the UK’s armed forces minister, James Heappey, said on Saturday.

“All of them will be withdrawn,” Heappey told BBC Radio 4’s Today show. “There will be no British troops in Ukraine if there is to be a conflict there.”

“They will be leaving over the course of the weekend,” Heappey added. He urged British nationals to leave Ukraine immediately, arguing that Russia can attack “at no notice.”On Friday, the UK urged its nationals to leave the country “while commercial means are still available.”

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