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    Not a Proxy War ... delivery of defensive lethal weapons only
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UK Minister backs Ukraine carrying out Russia strikes with British weapons #JamesHeappey said the UK believed it was "completely legitimate" for #Ukraine to identify targets in Russia in order to disrupt attacks on Ukraine.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 26th, 2022 at 12:30:18 PM EST
Quite difficult to get sources/links from MFA Lavrov account, they are all blocked.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 26th, 2022 at 01:29:51 PM EST
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Ridiculous ... UK Minister playing semantics with military engagement #WeAreNato

40 countries are gathered today at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany to bolster military aid to Ukraine

The wider international community, not NATO, is providing military support to Ukraine, said British armed forces minister James Heappey, responding to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's assertions that the Western alliance was "in essence" engaged in a proxy war with Russia.

"The donor community is, not NATO," Heappey told Sky News when asked about Lavrov's comments.

"The donor effort is something that has been brought together by countries that are yes, many of them are from NATO, but others are from beyond ... it is not NATO that is doing the military aid,"  said Heappey, adding that he did not think there was an "imminent threat" of escalation in Ukraine.

Earlier Lavrov said the risks of nuclear conflict should not be underestimated, but Heappey dismissed the warning as "bravado".

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 26th, 2022 at 01:32:15 PM EST
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