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UK to train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 fighter jets


London plans to provide several hundred drones with a range of about 200 km, as well as a large number of anti-aircraft missiles, to come to the aid of the Ukrainian armed forces. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will announce the initiative soon, according to Sky News.

In addition, the British government has announced its intention to start training Ukrainian pilots to work on F-16 fighters in the summer of 2023. At the same time, London is consulting with other states on the supply of these planes in Kiev.

Previously, the British handed over Storm Shadow long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine. According to British Defense Minister Ben Wallace, enough of these missiles have been transferred to Kiev to meet military needs.

Meanwhile, Russian air defense systems succeeded on May 15 in destroying a Storm Shadow missile. Along with this, 10 HIMARS rocket launchers were intercepted.

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov again said that Western arms deliveries to the Ukrainian Armed Forces would not affect the conduct of the special operation, but would lead to even more casualties among Ukrainians. In general, the Kremlin has a negative attitude towards the continued pumping of weapons into Ukraine and is forced to take adequate measures in this regard.

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