Ukraine war: Croydon MP vows to ‘fight in the streets’ if Russia attacks

Ukraine war: Croydon MP vows to ‘fight in the streets’ if Russia attacks

A Croydon MP has vowed to ‘fight in the streets’ if Russia were to ever attack the South London area. Chris Philp, who represents Croydon South, said that Ukrainians were right to fight against Russian invasion and that he too would join the fight if the UK were ever invaded.

He praised Ukrainians defending their homeland and said they had every right to do so. Speaking on Sky News, the technology minister said: “The Ukrainian army and Ukrainian citizens have every right to defend their homeland, to defend their cities and their towns, to defend their hospitals against this aggression by Russia.”

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The 45-year-old businessman added: “And to be honest, if somebody was attacking Croydon, the place I represent, if somebody was bombing Croydon University Hospital, I tell you what, I would be in the streets defending my hospital. I’d be in the streets defending my town and my neighbours as Ukrainians are quite rightly doing.”

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British troops and veterans have been urged not to travel to Ukraine, with Armed Forces Minister James Heappey pointing out that it was illegal for serving troops to do so, reported The Mirror.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss previously had to back down on her suggestion that she would support Brits going out to fight in Ukraine.

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