Media: Great Britain will transfer long-range weapons to Ukraine and begin to teach Ukrainian pilots on NATO-standard aircraft

According to media reports, the UK is preparing a new package of military assistance for Ukraine.

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told the correspondent for internationalrelations The Wall Street Journal Yaroslav Trofimov. The UK will begin to teach Ukrainian pilots to use NATO standard fighters. What kind of aircraft are we talking about is still unknown. We can only assume that it will be the Eurofighter Typhoon. A total of 160 such aircraft are in service with the Royal Air Force of Great Britain.

In addition, the UK will give the ArmedForces of Ukraine long-range weapons. Most likely, we are talking about Storm Shadow missiles (SCALP). British Defense Minister Ben Wallace spoke about them earlier. This is a Franco-British air-to-ground cruise missile. It is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 600 km.

A new military aid package will be announced today, February 8, during President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to the UK.

Source: @yarotrof