The British Prime Minister agrees that long-range missiles will be needed for a decisive victory of Ukraine on the battlefield.
Prime Minister of Great Britain Rishi Sunak promised to strengthen the air defense system of Ukraine in the coming weeks and reported that discussions are ongoing regarding the provision of long-range missiles to the state.
This is the head of the British government said at a joint press conference with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi at a military base in Dorset County.
Sunak said that the Ukrainian president informed him about the most urgent needs of the Armed Forces. In particular, it is about air defense systems and long-range missiles.
“And this is what we have been talking about lately, namely, how we can provide air defense for the protection of the Ukrainian population,” said the Prime Minister of Great Britain.
In this context, he recalled that his country provided Ukraine with thousands of anti-aircraft missiles and air defense systems to shoot down enemy targets in the air.
“And we will continue to do this and more in the next few weeks,” assured Sunak.
He also referred to the words of Zelenskyi and said main battle tanks and long-range missiles are of the most decisive importance.
The British prime minister said that his conversation with the Ukrainian president was about plans that would provide for a decisive victory for Ukraine on the battlefield. Sunak said that for this long-range missiles will be needed, and talks about them are ongoing. The politician expressed hope that Britain will take a leading position in this matter.
It will be recalled that Zelenskyi arrived in Britain on February 8, where held a meeting with Sunak, spoke before the country’s parliament and met with King Charles III. The President said that the key topic of the conversation was defense cooperation. In particular, Zelenskyy told Sunak about the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in terms of weapons and military equipment.
The president also called for the handover of fighter jets in a speech before the British Parliament. Later, a representative of the British Prime Minister stated that the government is considering such a possibilitybut the decision will not be made in the short term.
Sunak also promised that Great Britain will support Ukraine until its victory in the war with the Russian Federation.