‘Nothing off the table’ in terms of military assistance, says Sunak
Rishi Sunak says “nothing is off the table” when it comes to the provision of military assistance to Ukraine.
He says the UK was – behind the US – the single largest donor of military equipment to Ukraine last year, and the first G7 nation to announce sending battle tanks to Ukraine. He says he believes that the UK has led an “international conversation” that has led to other countries providing tanks to Ukraine.
Sunak says fighter combat aircraft are “of course part of a conversation” that he and Zelenskiy have been discussing today.
The announcement to train Ukrainian air force on Nato-standard planes is a “first step in being able to provide advanced aircraft”, he says.
“That is process. It takes some time. We started that process today. That’s because we’re keen to support the president and his country in delivering a victory. Nothing is off the table.”