Russia says UK will ‘physically cease to exist’ in fresh nuclear war warning

Russian Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinsky warned Britain 'will vanish' as a result of a war

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Russia has told the UK it will “physically cease to exist” if World War 3 were to break out.

In retaliation to comments made by British General Sir Patrick Sanders, where he called on soldiers to prepare to fight in "Europe once again", Russian Lieutenant-General Evgeny Buzhinsky told local state TV that the UK “will vanish” as a result of a war.

Mr Buzhinsky said: “He doesn’t understand that as a result of the Third World War Britain will physically cease to exist.

The invasion of Ukraine continues
The invasion of Ukraine continues
Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains firm on his stance over the invasion
Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains firm on his stance over the invasion

“The island will vanish, so I’ve no idea where he or his descendants will live.”

Before the remarks made by Buzhinsky, General Sanders told troops: “I am the first Chief of the General Staff since 1941 to take command of the Army in the shadow of a land war in Europe involving a continental power...

“The scale of the enduring threat from Russia shows we've entered a new era of insecurity.

“It is my singular duty to make our Army as lethal and effective as it can be. The time is now and the opportunity is ours to seize.”

Speaking on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised the UK would be “steadfast” in supporting Ukrainians as he warned of “growing fatigue” around the conflict.

Mr Johnson also said any concessions to Russian President Vladimir Putin would be a “disaster”.

The Prime Minister vowed to ensure “fresh political, military and financial support from the international community” to the war-torn country, his official spokesman said on Tuesday.

“The Prime Minister’s concern is that it may not be at the forefront of everyone’s minds, because of … some of those wider global challenges we’re facing, not least on inflation around the world,” according to the official.