Liz Truss, who served as British Prime Minister for several weeks in 2022, called for speeding up the process of Ukraine's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance and providing it with Western combat fighters.
She said this on Wednesday during a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C., according to a Yevropeiska Pravda correspondent.
The British politician made the statement about Ukraine in the context of how Russia's victory in a full-scale war could strengthen China.
"(China - ed.) would decide that it can act with impunity against Taiwan. This would encourage it and Russia to intervene more in Europe. It would be a direct economic threat to us in Europe and to you across the Atlantic (the United States - ed.)," Truss said.
She called the current global confrontation a battle between free democracies and autocracies, in which we are all involved.
The former British prime minister emphasized that she was proud of her country's response to help Ukraine and warned against a domino effect, repeating her call for the Rishi Sunak government to provide Ukraine with fighter jets.
"I believe that we should speed up Ukraine's membership in NATO. We should have done it years ago, but the best time to do it is now," Truss emphasized.-
Author - Olena Madiak, 12/04/2023