UK Defense Secretary warns of threat of wider global conflict by end of decade

Ben Wallace, UK Defense Secretary 

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# 19 May 2023 11:34 (UTC +04:00)

UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said the West could face the threat of full-scale war with Russia and China by the end of the decade, APA's Britain bureau reports citing Financial Times.

He also called defense preparation a paramount state task for many Western countries.

“By the end of the decade, the world will become a more dangerous and unstable place, and defense will be more important to our lives. I think there’s going to be a clash with a series of opponents around the world… We all have to be prepared for that,” Wallace said.

In addition, according to him, the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will not be another breakthrough that will lead to the end of the conflict, but Britain will be in a state of full readiness to respond to any use of weapons of massive destruction in Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported that in the United States they believe they will not be able to stop the growing rapprochement between Russia and China year after year.