The British government has said it is "impractical" to deliver fighter jets to Ukraine to defend against Russian invasion, after France has opened the door to backing kyiv with military fighters.
A spokesman for the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, has argued that training Ukrainian soldiers to fly "extremely sophisticated" fighters such as Typhoons and F-35s would take too long.
French President Emmanuel Macron stressed this week that "nothing is excluded" in relation to collaboration with kyiv, including fighters, while US President Joe Biden has ruled out sending F-planes. 16.
Sunak has told his cabinet of ministers that he wants to "accelerate support" for kyiv to "take advantage of the window of opportunity that opens when Russian forces are on the defensive," his spokesman described.
The head of government considers that allowing the war to remain in a "stalemate" for a prolonged period would only benefit Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin.
Defense Minister Ben Wallace stressed during the meeting that nearly 180,000 Russian soldiers have been killed or wounded during the invasion, according to estimates provided by the United States.
British ministers have also heard from a national security officer who recounted how the Russian army is suffering this winter from lack of equipment and ammunition.
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