Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab talks to Good Morning UK hosts Susanna Reid and Adil Ray about the UK’s position regarding Russia’s attack on Ukraine
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Dominic Raab warned Good Morning Britain viewers that we ‘need to brace ourselves for the worse’ regarding Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
The Deputy Prime Minister appeared on Tuesday’s show to speak to hosts Susanna Reid and Adil Ray about the current conflict.
At one point, Susanna asked Mr. Raab: “Do you rule out direct military action against Russia while the conflict remains in Ukraine?”
Mr. Raab replied: “I was a criminal law lawyer before becoming a politician, and I have watched a lot of horror footage, but it has never been diluted in my mind, in my heart. and what we’re seeing is very, very indiscriminate.
“I think we need to brace ourselves against the worse. We made our stance that we will not engage directly militarily with Russia, that would be the Russian source.
He continued: “Ukraine is not a NATO member and therefore the procedures of the NATO alliance do not apply in the same way, but we will do everything in that case and we have provided anti-missiles. get a raise.
“And what I can also tell you is that Liz Truss will be working, she’s talking to the United Nations today about mechanisms to keep evidence of any potential war crimes.
Mr Raab added: “And the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has said that he is looking very closely at the situation in Ukraine and that we will provide the UK with practical means to arrest those who commit crimes. war”.
Elsewhere in the interview, Adil spoke to Mr Raab about the fact that the UK was ‘restricting’ on refugees needing to leave Ukraine.
Adil asked him hypothetically: “If your mother was in Ukraine right now, would you want your mother to come back here with you?”
“Well, you’re doing the normal thing that we always get on GMB, which is not allowing me to answer questions,” Mr. Raab replied sarcastically.
Adil quickly shot back: “Because we get the usual from you when you don’t answer the question in the first round!”
Mr. Raab argued: “But I’m trying but if you interrupt me for a few seconds I won’t stand a chance, your audience won’t hear the answer and judge for themselves. Am I allowed to continue? ?”
Adil just said: “Yes,” as Mr Raab continued: “So the principles the Home Secretary has laid out are dependents and we’re talking about 100,000 people, the exact criteria, the criteria. process, she will set up in the coming days, so all those answers will be provided.
“And I understand why you’re asking the question, I just can’t answer every real case and I can’t speculate on each individual case but up to 100,000, so the point is, the UK going to step up, we have a big heart tradition in this country and we’ll do it our way.”
Good Morning Britain airs at 6am weekdays on ITV and ITV Hub.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dominic-rabb-tells-gmb-need-26355115 Dominic Rabb tells GMB we 'need to brace ourselves for the worse' amid Ukraine attacks