Photo 15:55 30 Mar 2023

russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens European security – King Charles III

Photo: Reuters/Christian Mang

Britain's King Charles III has emphasised that the security of Europe and democratic values have been threatened by russia's invasion of Ukraine, SkyNews reports.

"The scourge of war is back in Europe. The war of aggression against Ukraine has brought unimaginable suffering on so many innocent people." the King said.

He added the security of Europe as well as its democratic values are "under threat". The world did not stand idly by and it can "draw courage from our unity."

Photo: REUTERS/Christian Mang

"Germany and Great Britain have shown vital leadership. As Europe's two biggest donors to Ukraine, we have reacted decisively. We have taken decisions that might have seemed unthinkable before," he added.

Photo: REUTERS/Christian Mang

On March 29, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla visited Berlin. This is his first state visit abroad since the beginning of his reign. The royal couple met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and First Lady Elke Büdenbender.

King Charles III spoke with Ukrainian soldiers and watched as they mastered British Challenger 2 tanks, AS-90 self-propelled howitzers and various types of artillery that Britain is supplying to the Armed Forces.

The training of the Ukrainian military in the UK started in July 2022. In total, British instructors trained almost 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers in six months. Training for another 19,200 Ukrainian soldiers and officers is planned in the UK from January 2023.


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