Russia has warned Britain that it will retaliate any threat against its interests in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, the two regions London is expected to establish permanent military bases in after leaving the European Union.
British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson said in late December that that the UK military was working on plans to build at least two new overseas bases “within the next couple of years.”
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday that while the UK had the right to consider such plans, Moscow would not hesitate to react against any threats posed by London’s military expansion.
“In the event of any measures that pose a threat to Russia’s security or that of its allies our country reserves the right to take appropriate retaliatory measures,” she warned.
Zakharova described Williamson’s comments as “counter-productive,” warning that the UK’s military plans could cause instability…