Ukraine’s close ally Poland has warned that sending fighter jets to Ukraine is ‘not an easy decision’ – after Rishi Sunak dodged over Volodymyr Zelensky ‘s appeal. Polish president Andrzej Duda warned there were ‘serious problems’ with donating aircraft for deployment by Kyiv to resist the Russian invasion. In a BBC interview, Mr Duda said Poland did not have enough F16s to spare and pointed out they need maintenance and technical support crews on the ground. The comments came after President Zelensky visited London, Paris and Brussels urging allies to supply jets. As Vladimir Putin masses forces for what is expected to be a Spring offensive, Mr Zelensky asked for ‘wings for freedom’, warning that without more air power there was a serious risk the conflict will ‘stagnate.’ Mr Sunak announced during Mr Zelensky’s visit that Ukrainian pilots will start being trained on the UK’s Typhoons and F-35s.
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