Rishi Sunak ‘orders Goldman Sachs-style scrutiny of how British supplies are used in Ukraine war’
Rishi Sunak “orders a Goldman Sachs-style scrutiny of how British supplies are being used in the Ukraine war” as he fears he will be overly cautious at the crucial stage of the fight against Putin’s Russia
- Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reportedly ordered an investigation into the Ukraine war
- It will examine the costs and benefits of British arming Ukraine in the invasion
- Britain was one of the country’s largest military suppliers that year
Rishi Sunak has reportedly asked for a Goldman Sachs-style scrutiny of Ukraine’s war progress, prompting fears he is turning to a more cautious approach to Vladimir Putin’s invasion.
Senior officials are said to be concerned that the Prime Minister could change the UK’s stance on the conflict as it enters a crucial phase.
A Whitehall source compared the move to a Goldman Sachs Dashboard overview of the invasion and British supply lines to Ukraine.
Military chiefs have argued that the next few months of war and the supply of arms to help Ukraine fight it will be crucial.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reportedly ordered an audit of British supplies for the war in Ukraine
Russia and Ukraine have largely reached a standoff after nearly a year since invading southern and eastern Ukraine
Both Russia and Ukraine are locked in a stalemate in the south and east of the country, and Whitehall insiders argue that Ukraine needs larger supplies in the coming months as Putin runs out of resources.
The source in Whitehall said: “Wars are not won [by dashboards]. Wars are won instinctively.
“In the beginning it was Boris who sat down and said, ‘Let’s just do this.’ So Rishi has to direct his inner Boris to foreign policy, but of course nothing else,” according to BBC Newsnight.
A Downing Street source said it was not true that Sunak was being overly cautious and that “the UK Government’s support for Ukraine is unwavering”.
They said the planned data-driven assessment would analyze the invasion and the importance of British military supplies to Ukraine.
The source added, “This is about seeing what we put in, what we got out.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to be running out of funds to invade Ukraine
Ever since Russian President Putin invaded Ukraine in February, Britain has had one of the largest suppliers of military resources to fight the invasion.
The Whitehall source added that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is aware of Downing Street’s changed approach and is trying to “inspire” Mr Sunak to keep him on his side during the conflict.
No.10 has insisted Mr Sunak has pledged to help Ukraine fight Russian invasion.
A source close to the Prime Minister said: “The UK Government’s support for Ukraine is unwavering”.
Mr Sunak recently made a surprise visit to Ukraine to reiterate Britain’s support for the war-torn country.
He tweeted at the time: “Britain knows what it means to fight for freedom.
‘We’re with you all the way.’
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