Ukraine

UK and NATO troops 'should not, must not, play an active role in Ukraine'

Armed Forces Minister James Heappey told the House of Commons "we must all be clear what the risks of miscalculation could be".

The Armed Forces Minister has told MPs the UK "will continue to do all that we possibly can" to help Ukraine, but was careful to highlight why there's a limit on military support.

James Heappey appeared visibly emotional as he stood up to answer an urgent question in the House of Commons about the UK's response to the crisis in Ukraine.

"We must all, in this house, be clear that British and NATO troops should not, must not, play an active role in Ukraine," he said.

"We must all be clear what the risks of miscalculation could be, and how existential that could very quickly become, if people miscalculate and things escalate unnecessarily."