UK might donate fighter jets to Ukraine for air policing – The Telegraph

28 January, 01:22 PM
Fighter jets (Photo:REUTERS/Joseph Campbell)

Fighter jets (Photo:REUTERS/Joseph Campbell)

The United Kingdom isn’t ruling out sending fighter jets to the Ukrainian Armed Forces for air patrols once “Russia is kicked out” of Ukraine, a UK-based newspaper The Telegraph, reported on Jan. 27.

The newspaper did not specify how exactly Russia’s withdrawal would be defined.

Commenting on the matter, one of the newspaper’s sources said “never say never,” while another one stressed that “it’s not the priority now,” regarding fighter jet transfers.

The British Army is concerned that the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy “are not pulling their weight in providing support for Ukraine,” The Telegraph wrote. However, the RAF and Navy explained that their equipment is much more complex to use and takes longer to train on.

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However, The Telegraph said, British sailors have been teaching Ukrainians since July 2022 how to operate Sandown-class minehunters.

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