Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Will Have Extensive Implications for UK Defence

Russia's invasion of Ukraine will have a profound impact on how the UK tackles its defence priorities, with important short-term operational questions and longer-term challenges, observes RUSI Deputy Director-General Malcolm Chalmers.

In this video commentary, he argues that the UK will need to safeguard its own operational readiness should it choose to provide weapons from its own stockpiles for Ukraine’s defence needs, and give a higher priority to operational spending in the UK defence budget in addition to the big increase in investment in equipment that is now under way.

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Malcolm Chalmers

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