UK yet to decide whether to supply Ukraine with fighter jets
Ben Wallace (Photo:England.Tristan Fewings/Pool via REUTERS)
The UK hasn’t made a “solid decision” on making its warplanes available to Ukraine yet, UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said on Feb.1, as reported by The Guardian.
When journalists asked him about the reasons why the UK isn’t sending jets to Ukraine, the official replied it’s best to “never rule anything in and never rule anything out.”
“For now, I don’t think that’s the right approach,” Wallace added.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on allies to provide Ukraine with longer-range missiles and F-16 jets during the latest “Ramstein format” meeting of Ukraine’s military allies on Jan. 20.
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba subsequently said that some of Ukraine's European partners have already “taken up the issue of fighter jets.”
Earlier, Politico reported that European countries are discussing supplying Ukraine with fighter jets after the decision to transfer tanks, but some NATO remain reluctant, fearing it could escalate the conflict further.
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