Public misled over Russia clash, says PPU

'Innocent' operation claims challenged

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has called on the BBC to publish Ministry of Defence (MoD) documents that were found at a Kent bus stop last month. The pacifist group, which includes many Quaker members, claimed that the fifty pages of classified information ‘make clear that ministers anticipated a clash with Russian forces, contradicting previous claims that a recent trip by HMS Defender through disputed waters was a normal, “innocent” operation’.

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