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Former UK Minister Warns of Decades-Long Cold War if Stalemate Persists

The former British Minister of the Armed Forces James Heappey warns stalemate or the victory of Russia will cause a decade of cold war.

Writing for The House Magazine, Mr. Heappey commented on the recently announced aid packages for Ukraine: “More aid packages like the ones unveiled this week will be needed” for Ukraine to win the battle for “security across the whole European-Atlantic region”.

James Heappey added: “A stalemate or, heaven forbid, a Ukrainian defeat promises a new cold war that will last for decades and cost trillions of dollars more.”

On Tuesday evening, April 23, the US Senate voted in favor of sending $95 billion in military aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, with almost $61 billion going to Ukraine.

On the same day, April 23, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced an additional £500 million of military funding for Ukraine and the largest ever provision of vital munitions, including 60 boats, more than 400 vehicles, including 160 protected mobility ‘Husky’ vehicles, 162 armored vehicles and 78 all-terrain vehicles, over 1,600 strike and air defense missiles and nearly four million rounds of small arms ammunition.

The former Minister added that the announced aid wouldn’t be able to instantly change the situation on the battlefield.

“My expectation is that with this huge inflow of Western support, we’ll see the frontlines stabilize and, while the fighting will be fierce, I don’t expect to see significant amounts of territory traded this year,” said Heappey.

Mr. Heappey has also stressed the importance of training the Ukrainian military personnel “In a complicated maneuver that synchronizes their movement with artillery fire, air support, and everything else that can be thrown at the Russians.”

At the same time, he expressed his doubts that Ukrainian troops will be ready to defeat Russia by 2025 or even 2026.

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