8 Feb 2023

Zelenskyy asks UK for fighter jets to help defeat Russia

Political Editor

On a surprise visit to Britain, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to Rishi Sunak to give his country fighter jets, he called them “powerful English planes”, to help him defeat Russia.

Mr Zelenskyy’s flying visit included a meeting with the Prime Minister in Downing Street, a speech to Parliament and an audience with the King at Buckingham Palace.

He then went on to Dorset with Rishi Sunak to see Ukrainian troops being trained on British tanks.