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UK’s Liz Truss warns Russia of ‘terrible quagmire’ if it invades Ukraine

By Patrick Wintour

20 Jan 2022 · 2 min read

Liz Truss, the UK foreign secretary, has warned Russia that any invasion of Ukraine would only lead to “a terrible quagmire and loss of life” on the scale of the Soviet-Afghan war.

Speaking at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, Truss framed the Ukraine conflict as part of a wider dispute between what she saw as liberal states and autocracies, including Russia and China.

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