HIROSHIMA /Japan/, May 21. /TASS/. The UK intends to begin training Ukrainian pilots this summer, the country’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday following the G7 summit in Hiroshima.
"We’re supporting Ukraine to develop the air force it needs for the future with the UK training Ukrainian pilots, starting this summer," Sunak said. He also added that "we [the G7 countries] have made a real breakthrough at this summit, thanks to [US] President [Joe] Biden’s support for an international coalition to provide F-16 jets." Biden earlier said that Washington would support international efforts to train Ukrainian pilots to fly modern fighter jets, including F-16 planes.
Sunak also added that "Ukraine must not only win the war but win a just and lasting peace." "We’re working with allies to provide coordinated bilateral security arrangements and a collective commitment to Ukraine’s future defence, to guarantee they can deter future attacks," he concluded.