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Britain will begin training Ukrainian pilots on Western fighter jets

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 19:05

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak confirmed on Wednesday that his country will begin training Ukrainian pilots on Western-style fighter jets.

Source: European Pravda; the UK government 

"And I am pleased that today we have agreed that we will expand our training programme – a programme that has trained 10,000 troops in the last six months alone – to your marines and fighter jet pilots, ensuring the Armed Forces of Ukraine are able to defend their country for generations to come," Sunak said at a press conference with Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Britain.

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On Wednesday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in the United Kingdom, which was his second foreign visit since the beginning of the full-scale war with Russia.

There he addressed the members of the British Parliament and met with King Charles III. In addition, Zelenskyy and Sunak arrived at a military base in Dorset in southern England to meet with Ukrainian military personnel trained by the British Army.

Following the visit, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hinted that British Challenger 2 tanks will arrive in Ukraine as early as March 2023 and also announced the expansion of the training programme for Ukrainian military personnel.

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