(LONDON) British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called on his G7 allies, who are due to meet by videoconference on Friday on the first anniversary of the Russian invasion, to supply the Ukrainian army with artillery more quickly and to bring it longer-range weapons.
“In order for Ukraine to win this war – and for that day to come faster – it must gain a decisive advantage on the battlefield,” the conservative leader, according to his services, should declare during this meeting.
“Instead of taking a piecemeal approach, our priority should be moving faster with artillery, armor and air defence,” he added.
Rishi Sunak, who will observe a minute’s silence in Downing Street with Ukrainian soldiers, wants to appeal to G7 leaders in favor of handing over “long-range weapons”.
According to Downing Street, after announcing the training of Ukrainian fighter pilots, it wants to “reaffirm its offer of British support to countries capable of supplying aircraft to Ukraine to help it immediately in this conflict.”
The first country to promise Kiev heavy tanks, Great Britain opened the possibility of delivering aircraft to NATO standards, but said that training pilots would take up to three years.
The Ukrainian army has Soviet-designed aircraft.