Ukraine gets “positive decisions” on fighter jets, Zelenskyy says
Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)
Ukraine has received “certain positive decisions” regarding fighter jets, but they have been left “behind the scenes,” U.S.-funded news outlet Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) quoted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as saying on Feb. 9.
“Regarding fighter jets, there are certain positive decisions that have been left behind the scenes, we don’t want to fully prepare the Russian Federation,” he said during a press conference with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, in Brussels.
Zelenskyy added that London could soon approve plans to transfer long-range weapons to Ukraine, following his trip to the UK.
On Feb. 8, Zelenskyy made an official visit to the United Kingdom. The Ukrainian president met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and addressed the Parliament.
Following his visit, the UK government announced that it would start training Ukrainian pilots and marines. In addition, London unleashed a new round of sanctions targeting Kremlin elites and entities providing military equipment.
Sunak also assured that the United Kingdom would support Ukraine until victory over Russia. In turn, following the negotiations with Sunak, Zelenskyy said that Ukraine would receive a “powerful” defense package from the United Kingdom, including the supply of long-range weapons.
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