Can't rule out WW3 over Ukraine, former head of British Army exclusively tells GB News
'The situation is now very delicate in terms of east west and its future. It's uncharted territory'
General Sir Mike Jackson, a former head of the British Army, has told GB News that World War Three can’t be ruled out over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Speaking to the Alastair Stewart and Friends show, he said the whole world was currently in “uncharted territory”, refusing to rule out the possibility that nuclear weapons could be used by the end of this century.
Sir Mike, who led the army during the allied invasion of Iraq in 2003, suggested that Moscow’s actions meant the risk of nuclear weapons being deployed had potentially increased.
Both the Kremlin and members of the Nato alliance, including the UK and the US, possess nuclear missiles.
"The situation is now very delicate in terms of east west and its future. It's uncharted territory.
"We haven't, thank God, seen nuclear weapons used since 1945. But I honestly can’t say with confidence we can survive another century without such use.”
The former head of the Army told Alastair Stewart the Prime Minister should continue to “play the long game” during the conflict in Ukraine.
Sir Mike concurred with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s argument that Britain should not get involved directly in the eastern European conflict amid calls by Ukrainians for Nato to police a no-fly zone.
"Strategically we have to continue on the road we have now set out to assist Ukraine, short of offering military presence in the air or the ground.
"I am content with that argument. We have to continue ostracising Vladimir Putin while remembering our dispute isn’t with the Russian people.
"They, in the long term, are in as much danger from Putin as the rest of the world. We must play it long.
"Old points of contention in the West, socially, politically, should now be overshadowed by the strategic importance of getting this right.”
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