During a meeting in Kyiv with British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal thanked the UK for its leadership in creating a "coalition of fighters" and for its willingness to train Ukrainian pilots.
According to Shmyhal, "the first groups have already been sent to Britain". He also noted on Telegram that on the battlefield, the Armed Forces are being reformatted to NATO standards, so during the organisation's summit, Ukraine should hear messages about future membership in the Alliance.
Shmyhal called on the UK to tighten sanctions against Russia, in particular on the export of dual-use goods, as this would "bleed the Russian military machine dry".
According to Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat, Ukrainian pilots will be sent in groups to train on Western fighter jets. The first list of pilots has already been formed.
The European part of the "fighter jet coalition" already includes eight countries: the UK, the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Portugal and France.