May 15, 2023 – 9:57 PM
On Monday, Rishi Sunak received Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was on a short visit to Great Britain, and after the meeting it was announced that Great Britain would hand Ukraine hundreds of missiles and other air defense drones, but they were still not ready. To deliver combat aircraft. According to Downing Street, the drones will include new attack drones with a range of over 200km. The devices will be delivered by London in the coming months. “The equipment will assist in the expected Ukrainian military advance against Russian forces,” the British Prime Minister’s office said in its information on Monday.
Downing Street said in a statement on Monday that Britain was also developing a new training program for Ukrainian pilots to help Ukraine build a new NATO-compliant air force of F-16 fighter jets. For the first time, a British official source specifically stated that Ukraine could receive the F-16. Downing Street reported in its information on Monday that Great Britain will begin basic flight training for Ukrainian pilots in the summer, and that London will seek cooperation with “other countries” in parallel with this program in order to deliver F-16s. The description does not say which countries will deliver these planes to Ukraine and when.
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