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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace leaves family holiday early due to Ukraine fears

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace leaves family holiday early due to Ukraine fears
The Cabinet minister had been due to have a long weekend away with his wife and children for half-term.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is returning to the UK from a family holiday in 欧洲 early because of his concerns over “the worsening situation in Ukraine”.

The Cabinet minister only arrived in the undisclosed country on Saturday, having travelled there following diplomatic talks in Moscow.

But he said on Sunday that he had cancelled a “planned long weekend abroad with my family” because “we are concerned about the worsening situation in Ukraine”.

It was understood Mr Wallace had accepted he would be leaving the trip early before heading there, rather than the decision coming in light of new information.

A senior defence source said: “As events worsen, 这 国务卿 has cut short a planned long weekend with his children for half-term.”

The decision is markedly different from the one made by 多米尼克·拉布 WHO, as foreign secretary, stayed on a family holiday in Crete as the 塔利班 were marching back to power in Afghanistan.