Moscow: Russia will respond to UK military base threat

Politics 1/11/2019, 2:21 PM
Moscow: Russia will respond to UK military base threat

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Friday that Moscow "reserves the right" to respond to any threat posed to its security by the United Kingdom's potential military bases, TASS reported. The official added that Britain's plans to increase its military presence in third countries are a cause for "bewilderment."

"Amid the mounting military and political tension in the world in general and the efforts being taken by the responsible members of the international community for peacefully resolving crisis situations, the [UK's] statements on the intention to build up military presence in third countries are of counter-productive, destabilizing and frequently provocative nature," stressed Zakharova.

The comments come after UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson's remarks that Britain intends to create new military bases in the Caribbean and Asia after it leaves the European Union.

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