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Britain sends ‘CLEAR MESSAGE’ to Russia after revealing plans to train Ukrainian troops

BRITAIN will continue to train the Ukrainian troops until 2018 in the build up to a potential conflict with a more “belligerent” Russia, Michael Fallon has announced.

UK personnel will extend their stay in the country by a year in order to teach their skills to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The Defence Secretary said the programme will send a “clear message” the UK supports Ukrainian “sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity” – and accused neighbour Russia as being “belligerent”.

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