‘Extraordinarily dangerous time’ for world, warns armed forces chief

We are facing a ‘generational struggle for the future of the global order’

Kim Sengupta
World Affairs Editor
Wednesday 14 December 2022 19:39 GMT
Britain’s head of armed forces Admiral Sir Tony Radakin
Britain’s head of armed forces Admiral Sir Tony Radakin (PA)

The world is going through an “extraordinarily dangerous time” as war rages in Europe and confrontations escalate between the West and China, North Korea and Iran, the head of Britain’s armed forces has warned.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has seen “naked aggression and territorial expansion”, said Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, along with “extraordinary vilification and hatred, ethnic scourges, sub-human labelling and war crimes including summary executions”.

The war means “millions are put at risk of famine” while further afield “hundreds of millions are suffering the pressure of increased energy prices, inflation, job losses, and the consequences that follow, whether mentally or physically”.

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