UK to investigate what jets it could send to Ukraine – Independent

Latest news Ukraine

The Independent reported that U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that Britain would train Ukrainian fighter pilots hours before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in the country to meet British officials.

Downing Street also said that the prime minister had asked the defense secretary, Ben Wallace, to investigate which jets could be sent to Ukraine but added that “no decision” had been taken on the issue.

Downing Street described its approach as “long-term” and emphasized that it takes five years to train a pilot in the UK. Britain is also discussing with other Western allies about the possible supply of fighter jets to Ukraine.

In an emotional address to the British parliament earlier on 8 February, Zelenskyy called on ministers to provide “wings for freedom” for Ukraine.

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

Tags: , ,