Russian Military Adventurism Would Be A Tragic Error: UK PM Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson spoke to a panel of senior British lawmakers. (File)


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that it would be a “tragic mistake” for Russia to embark on “military adventurism” at the borders of Poland and Ukraine, amid growing regional tensions.

“What we need to do is make sure everyone understands that the cost of miscalculation at the borders of both Ukraine and Poland would be enormous,” Johnson told a panel of senior British lawmakers.

“I think it would be a tragic, tragic mistake for the Kremlin to think there is anything to be gained by military adventurism.”

The British leader’s comments, during an extensive question-and-answer session with a parliamentary oversight committee, came as the West became more and more concerned about Russian troop movements at the Ukrainian border.

Moscow has also been accused of helping stage a crisis that has left hundreds of migrants from the Middle East trapped on the border of Belarus and Poland.

Thousands of troops have been deployed on both sides, and after Belarus recently held joint exercises with Russian paratroopers.

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