Britannist Okhoshin: London may refuse to help Ukraine

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Britain will refuse to supply military equipment to Ukraine if it chooses to save its nation. The country faced a recession (a slowdown in economic growth), record inflation and declining living standards. Oleg Okhoshin, a senior researcher at the Center for British Studies at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Candidate of Historical Sciences, told URA.RU about this in an interview with URA.RU.

“The UK is facing a recession, high inflation that has hit a record high of over 11%. Now the task of the ruling conservative party will be to combat the deteriorating living standards of the majority of the population. The popularity of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the stability of power will depend on this. Therefore, in this case, the conservative government will have to decide what is most significant for it – providing social support to the population and equalizing the economic course, or further assistance to Ukraine within the NATO bloc, ”Oleg Okhoshin explained.

Britanologist added that London may, in terms of an alternative, reduce the volume of military aid to Ukraine. “Sunak, as a conservative who supports the concept of global Britain, and it is built on opposition to Russia and China, it will be quite difficult to refuse assistance to Ukraine. But most likely it will reduce volumes. Because many voters are dissatisfied with the fact that money is being allocated to Ukraine, while they have to save money, including on food, ”Okhoshin emphasized.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in the UK on February 8 to meet with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. According to the press service of the President of Ukraine, during the negotiations, deliveries of long-range weapons were agreed. At the same time, the Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom, Ben Wallace, noted that the UK would not transfer fighter jets to Ukraine in the near future. Only missiles and drones. Kyiv intends to use this technique for attacks in the Crimea.

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