OREANDA-NEWS  The updated UK defense and foreign policy strategy calls countering the geopolitical threat that Russia's actions allegedly pose to European security a top priority, follows from a joint statement by the Prime Minister's office and the Foreign Ministry.

It notes that the situation in Ukraine has increased the possible consequences "for the safety and well-being" of the British.

In addition, the defense strategy provides for the allocation of another five billion pounds to replenish the stocks of critical ammunition, modernize the UK's nuclear arsenal and finance the next stage of the AUKUS submarine program.

Another point is measures to strengthen the economic security and technological capabilities of the UK in the face of the threat from China.
"The updated strategy sets out how Britain will adapt its approach to China in order to cope with the epochal challenge posed by the increasingly worrying military, financial and diplomatic activities of the Chinese Communist Party," the statement explains.

In general, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak intends to increase defense spending to 2.5 percent of GDP. However, the document clarifies that it is planned to revise the costs no earlier than 2025.

As President Vladimir Putin emphasized, Russia seeks not to unwind the flywheel of the Ukrainian conflict, but to end it. But Western countries are constantly talking about the need to continue hostilities, increasing the supply of weapons and training the AFU fighters on their territory. Moscow has repeatedly stated that Western military assistance does not bode well for Ukraine and only delays the conflict, and transport with weapons becomes a legitimate target for the Russian army.