8 Feb 2023 15:40

UK PM ready to arrange training for Ukrainian fighter jet pilots

LONDON. Feb 8 (Interfax) - The United Kingdom will be ready to start training Ukrainian military pilots, should such a need arise, Downing Street said.

"The Prime Minister will offer to bolster the UK's training offer for Ukrainian troops, including expanding it to fighter jet pilots," UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Office said in a statement.

"The training will ensure pilots are able to fly sophisticated NATO-standard fighter jets in the future," it said.

During talks with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, Sunak also proposed immediately launching a training program for Ukrainian marines, according to the statement.