The UK is “closely following” the crisis in Russia and urges the “protection” of civilians

This content was published on Jun 24, 2023 – 11:43

London, June 24 (EFE). – British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, said this Saturday that the UK is “closely following” how the Wagner mercenary group’s rebellion in Russia is developing and urged the parties involved in the crisis to be “responsible and protect civilians”.

In statements to the BBC, the leader of the Conservative Party alluded to the uprising that began last night by the group headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, after the British Ministry of Defense considered it “the biggest challenge” that the Kremlin has faced in recent times.

“We are closely following the situation that is developing on the ground,” Sunak told the aforementioned TV channel.

“The most important thing I would like to say to all parties is that we take responsibility and protect civilians,” he stressed.

The head of the Executive in London revealed that he intended to speak later with some of the Allied leaders in his government to “co-ordinate in such a situation”.

For his part, the British Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, said in a tweet today that this country is “carefully monitoring the situation” and is “in close contact” with its allies.

Russia is facing the “biggest challenge” of recent times, and the “loyalty” of its security forces will be “key” to the outcome of the crisis, according to the latest military intelligence report released this Saturday by the UK Ministry of Defense. .

“Over the next few hours, the loyalty of the Russian security forces, especially the Russian National Guard, will be key to how the crisis will develop,” that ministry said in a statement posted on its Twitter account.

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“This represents the biggest challenge to the Russian state in recent times,” the defense added. EFE

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