David Cameron: UK to send military instructors to Ukraine

25 february 2015 | 09:45

British Prime Minister has also warned Russian banks of disconnecting from SWIFT system.

Cameron deliberated on sending military instructors to Ukraine
The UK intends to send its military instructors to Ukraine, announced Prime Minister David Cameron.

British instructors will not be sent to the conflict zone, but will be in areas distant from the "hot spots," commented PM Cameron.

He also said that the issue of providing lethal weapon for Ukraine is not on the agenda, but PM Cameron did not rule out the possibility of "non-lethal assistance" in the future.

During his speech in the British parliament, Cameron also talked about a possibility of disabling Russian banks from SWIFT system in case of further situation deterioration in the Donbas.

"Russia risks being disconnected from SWIFT," – said the PM Cameron.

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According to him, the move is possible by the EU, if Moscow continues conducting "aggressive policy" in eastern Ukraine.

PM Cameron also announced today that restrictive measures against Russia should be strengthened if the situation in eastern Ukraine does not improve. He admitted that Mariupol might become "the next potential hot spot" in the conflict area in eastern Ukraine.

Earlier, the US Secretary of State John Kerry said that new sanctions against Russia, if they are imposed by the United States, will have to lay doubts among the Russian population about the correctness of Putin's foreign policy.

Source: Interfax

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