Top military figures say it’s ‘unlikely’ UK will send fighter jets to Ukraine

‘Not going to work’, says former national security adviser

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Thursday 09 February 2023 09:50 GMT
Rishi Sunak says 'nothing off the table' when it comes to supporting Ukraine

Senior military and security figures have raised doubts about the likelihood that British fighter jets will be sent to Ukraine, despite Rishi Sunak saying nothing was “off the table”.

The prime minister said fighter jets were now “part of the conversation” after Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky asked for “powerful English planes” during his historic visit to the UK.

But the idea has been met with scepticism. Former national security adviser Peter Ricketts said “it’s not going to work” because the RAF jets need “very specialized ground crews”.

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