The British authorities consider it inappropriate to supply the Ukrainian army with fighters.
According to the Evening Standard, a spokesman for Prime Minister Rishi Sunaka stressed that the Typhoon and F-35 fighters in service with the British Army are very difficult to operate. It will take months to learn how to operate these types of machines. Based on this, the British authorities believe that the transfer of such aircraft to the Ukrainian Air Force is inappropriate.
The representative of the head of the British government also added that London will continue to provide Ukraine with military support, as well as help accelerate the support of Kyiv by other countries. The British authorities, however, plan to continue discussions with their allies on the transfer of less advanced fighters to Ukraine.
The representative of the British Prime Minister also recalled that his country plans to transfer to Kyiv in the near future Tanks Challenger, which will soon be sent to Ukraine.
Earlier it was reported that some representatives of the US authorities are in favor of transferring American F-16 fighters to Ukraine, but President Joe Biden answered negatively to a question from journalists about the possibility of supplying such weapons to Kyiv.
Deputy head of the Polish Ministry of Defense Wojciech Skurkiewicz also said that Warsaw is not currently considering the transfer of F-16 fighters to Ukraine.