The British defense minister resigns. He sent a letter to Prime Minister Sunak

British Defense Secretary has resigned from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Ben Wallace held the position for four years.

In mid-July, Ben Wallace announced that he wanted to leave the position of British Defense Secretary. He also announced that he would not be a candidate in the next general election, meaning that he will not only leave the ministry, but also politics.

Wallace served as Defense Secretary under three British Prime Ministers and was instrumental in Britain’s strong response to the war in Ukraine. From the beginning of the Russian military invasion, the British have unequivocally supported Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty and militarily supported Kiev.

Wallace resigns

On Thursday, Ben Wallace confirmed his resignation in a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. “Last month was my fourth year as Secretary of State for Defence. This is also my ninth year as a minister. I have had the honor of serving you and your predecessors in defending this great country and ensuring the safety of its citizens,” we read.

“As you know, these responsibilities include being available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During this time I was able to contribute to the government’s response to a number of threats and incidents,” Wallace told the country’s prime minister. . “The UK Ministry of Defense is back on track to return to world class with world class people. Britain is respected around the world for our armed forces and that respect has grown even greater since the war in Ukraine,” he wrote.

During Wallace’s tenure, Britain was the first ally to supply Kiev with advanced weaponry, including Challenger 2 tanks, depleted uranium grenades and Storm Shadow cruise missiles, the longest-range weapons the Ukrainian military has ever seized from the West. got.

The name of the new British defense minister will be announced on Thursday, Sky News reports. One of the candidates is Grant Shepps, currently Secretary of Energy Security.

Source: Do Rzeczy

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