Ukraine war

Russia promises a "response" if the UK sends aircraft to Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to the Almazov National Medical Research Centre in Saint Petersburg in 2018. (Photo: Anatoly Maltsev/AFP)

Wednesday, Russia warned that it would respond if the United Kingdom sent aeroplanes to Ukraine.

Moscow's embassy in London warned in a statement quoted by Russian news agencies: "Russia will find a response to any unfriendly steps taken by the British side."

The Russian embassy stated that London would be responsible for the "bloody harvest" of the next round of escalation and the military and political repercussions for Europe and the rest of the world.

Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky travelled to London, where he pleaded with allies to deploy combat aircraft to his war-torn nation.

Regarding military assistance for Ukraine, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated that "nothing is off the table."

Sunak and Zelensky stated at a news conference that fighter jets for Ukraine were "part of the discussion."

Publish : 2023-02-09 10:59:00

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