‘Turbulent times’ forecast for Russian threat – army chief

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption UK army chief Lt Gen Nick Carter said risks of an accidental war with Russia are greater than during the Cold War The risk of an accidental war…

'Turbulent times' forecast for Russian threat - army chief

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption UK army chief Lt Gen Nick Carter said risks of an accidental war with Russia are greater than during the Cold War

The risk of an accidental war with Russia is greater than at any time during the Cold War, the head of the UK’s army has warned.

Lt Gen Nick Carter said there were areas of “compromise” which could trigger a conflict, citing increased military activity in the Arctic.

He stressed there were no signs of hostilities, but said its areas of “grey” areas, such as cyberwarfare, remain worrying.

Britain is set to reduce its armed forces by almost a quarter of their current size.

Lt Gen Carter’s comments come after the Parliamentary Defence Committee raised alarm at the falling number of military personnel in the country.

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