Britain’s most senior military officer says Ukraine is winning the war and had already “guaranteed” its survival.
Admiral Sir Tony Radakin also described Sweden and Finland’s applications to join Nato as “further victories for Ukraine” in its war with Russia.
Radakin, Chief of the Defence Staff, said: “It’s clear Ukraine is winning and Putin is losing.”
“Ukraine is winning because Ukraine is in an existential fight for the survival… and it is going to survive.” Radakin said its future as an independent country was now guaranteed.
He added that victory for Ukraine went much further than what was happening on the battlefield. He said Ukraine was on “the front line of the defence of global rules and global values”.
He also said that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s direction to him was that Putin must fail.