Telegraph: London may transfer fighter jets to Kyiv in case of withdrawal of Russian troops
The UK may supply fighter jets to the Ukrainian side if Russian troops leave the country, The Daily Telegraph reports, citing sources in the UK Air Force.
As the newspaper writes, the transfer of fighters to Ukraine “is not a priority” for the British military command. At the same time, the interlocutors of the newspaper point out that such deliveries may occur if Russian troops leave the territory of Ukraine and the Ukrainian authorities will have “the need to conduct operations to patrol the airspace in order to protect it.”
The publication clarifies that today the transfer of military aircraft to Ukraine is still not a priority for the British military command. A number of people in the leadership of the British army, declare the insufficient contribution of the Royal Air Force and Navy in support of Ukraine, calling for the supply of more types of weapons.
On January 16, it became known that the kingdom would provide Ukraine with 100 armored vehicles, including 50 Bulldog armored personnel carriers (APCs). The military assistance package will also include: eight AS-90 self-propelled artillery mounts (SAUs), about a hundred armored vehicles and protective equipment, including Bulldog armored personnel carriers, a maneuver support package that includes minefield clearance and bridging capabilities, and about 100,000 artillery shells.
On January 14, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak agreed to send Ukraine a tank squadron, initially four Challenger 2 tanks. According to British media, Sunak agreed to supply tanks to help Ukraine regain lost territories.