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UK doesn’t see a threat of Putin’s imminent attack near Donetsk

The British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that, given the results of the last battles in the Donbas, he did not see a real threat of imminent attack on the part of the Russian or pro-Russian troops.

Philip Hammond

The British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he did not see a real threat of imminent offensive on the part of the Russian or pro-Russian forces, Joinfo.ua reports referring to BBC.

On air of the British television channel, in Andrew Marr Show Hammond also said that the Russian doctrine of "asymmetric war" and the deployment of missiles near Kaliningrad greatly destabilized NATO countries and required an appropriate response, but the one that would not provoke Russia without much need.

To this end, according to Hammond, Britain can deploy American missiles with nuclear warheads in its territory.

"We would look at the case. We work extremely closely with the Americans. That would be a decision that we would make together if that proposition was on the table. We have got to send a clear signal to Russia that we will not allow them to transgress our red lines," Hammond said on Sunday.