James Sunderland questions Defence Secretary on Ukraine

James Sunderland asks the Defence Secretary about the MOD assessment of Ukraine’s ability to win in Ukraine.

James Sunderland (Bracknell) (Con)

I accept that we will hear a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office statement in due course, but given the events over the weekend, what assessment has the MOD made of Ukraine’s ability to win in Ukraine?

The Secretary of State for Defence (Mr Ben Wallace)

The United Kingdom has always been confident that, given the right international support, leadership and investment, Ukraine can defend its nation and see off this aggressive, illegal Russian invasion.