Ukraine marks paradigm shift on the scale of 9/11

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing a paradigm shift on the scale of 9/11 in how democracy will confront future threats.

As part of a visit to Washington, Truss is urging the west to stand up to authoritarian regimes, saying that the west must rise to this moment and pledge that it must never allow such aggression to grow unchecked as it had over the past decade.

Describing it as the end of ‘the era of complacency’, the UK’s Foreign Secretary will argue the world’s response will ‘set the pattern’ for a new age, determining whether other threats will materialise.

Delivering a lecture at the Atlantic Council think tank, Truss will set out a three-point plan to: end strategic dependence on hostile and authoritarian states, including on Russian energy; strengthen deterrence by spending more on defence and by strengthening the NATO alliance; and build stronger alliances with both allies and with countries not historically aligned to the UK, focusing on trade, investment and security.


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