British Defense Minister called the main reason for the refusal to transfer RAF fighters to Ukraine
The British authorities will not transfer fighter jets to Ukraine not only in the coming months, but also in the coming years. This was stated in an interview with the British press by the Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom, Ben Wallace.
According to the head of the British military department, it is necessary to plan not only military support for Ukraine at the present time, but also long-term assistance to the Kyiv regime. However, the transfer of fighters, according to Wallace, is out of the question.
The main problem, as follows from the statement of the head of the British military department, is the inability to operate and maintain Western combat aircraft by Ukrainian military personnel without special training.
At the same time, in courses of several weeks or even months to train military pilots or aviation engineers, specialists in missile weapons, communications and surveillance is not possible.
Wallace stressed that if the British government decides to transfer fighter jets to Ukraine, then London will have to provide at the disposal of the Kyiv regime and at least 200 members of the Royal Air Force.
It is clear that the British authorities will not take such a step: firstly, it will already be a direct confrontation between London and Russia, and secondly, it is not a fact that the British military themselves will agree with this. And the loss of British military personnel will be disapprovingly perceived by British society.
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