Sunak instructed Wallace to look into what fighter jets London could potentially provide to Kyiv.
The British government is considering the possibility of providing Ukraine with fighter jets. But this decision will not be made in the short term. This was announced by a representative of the head of the British government, according to Sky News on Wednesday, February 8.
He noted that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak instructed Defense Minister Ben Wallace to study what fighter jets London could potentially provide to Kyiv.
“The Prime Minister instructed the Minister of Defense to study what kind of aircraft we could provide,” the speaker said.
According to him, this is a long-term solution, and not “short-term opportunities, which are now most needed in Ukraine.”
The Prime Minister’s speaker also added that Britain hopes to start training for the first batch of Ukrainian pilots in the spring of 2023, reports The Guardian.
“We think it’s right to provide short-term equipment, in particular Challenger tanks, additional guns, longer range weapons that can help win the war now, but we are also looking at medium and long-term assistance to ensure that Ukraine has all the options,” he said.
According to him, London wants to start training Ukrainian pilots as soon as possible.
The speaker also added that British aircraft are “complex pieces of military equipment.”
It should be noted that the British government announced the transfer of more long-range weapons to Ukraine.
Recall, according to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, a coalition of long-range missiles will force the aggressor country Russia to retreat from Ukraine.
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