Britain is to send military advisers into Ukraine for the first time, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
Speaking to before a committee of MPs, David Cameron said the UK would send personnel to the stricken country to support government troops battling separatists. Britain, Cameron said, would be the “strongest pole in the tent.”
The Ministry of Defence confirmed the move, and added that the deployment would consist of up to 75 personnel, who would begin to be sent to Ukraine from next month. The troops will be concerned in providing expertise in four main areas: medicine, logistics, intelligence, and training.
Cameron also said that continued aggression from Russia could lead to “materially different” sanctions, especially if another town was taken. The town of Debaltseve was overrun by pro-Russian forces this month.
I think what we should be putting in to place is a sense that if there is another Debaltseve then that will trigger a round of sanctions that will be materially different to what we have seen so far.
The Prime Minister said.