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Alexey Chepa: “Theresa May noted that British troops successfully resisted ISIL and the Russian army. What?”

Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs in an interview with NSN called Theresa May’s statements about the successes of the British Armed Forces a cause for regret.

British Prime Minister Theresa May thanked the British soldiers for protecting the country’s territorial waters and airspace from the “Russian invasion”. She told about this in her Christmas address to the British Armed Forces, Sky News reports. According to her, the British armed forces played a “vital role” in cleaning the streets of Salisbury from traces of the nerve agent that had been allegedly used against a former Colonel of the GRU Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March this year. The head of the British government also noted the role of the country’s armed forces in strengthening the Allies in Eastern Europe and combating terrorism within the framework of the “global coalition against the Islamic State (terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation).

Alexey Chepa said that such statements by Theresa May made him think about the achievements of the British army and where the taxpayers’ money goes.

“She noted in her speech that British troops successfully resisted ISIL (“ Islamic State ”, banned in the Russian Federation) and the Russian army. I did not understand how it was with the Russian army and how much effort it took them to fight ISIS. UK residents should think about why they pay such high taxes. Such a large budget for the maintenance of the army, but there seems to be nothing to boast about,” said the deputy.

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