UK would lend Typhoon jets to Nato allies who give fighter planes to Ukraine, Defence Secretary says | The Sun

BRITAIN would lend typhoon jets to allies that give Ukraine Soviet war planes, the Defence Secretary said today.

On the one year anniversary of Russia's barbaric invasion, Ben Wallace ruled out immediately sending typhoons to hero President Volodymyr Zelensky's army.

Ukraine has begged Nato members for the high-end jets.

But the West is concerned it takes too long to properly train aircrew how to use them.

Mr Wallace told Times Radio Russian Soviet fighter jets would be helpful instead.

He said: "The other quick way that Ukraine can benefit from fighter jets is for those countries in Europe that have Russian Soviet fighter jets – MiG 29s or Su-24s – if they wish to donate we can use our fighter jets to backfill and provide security for them as a result.

"They are already configured to fight in a Nato way, where of course Ukraine isn't."

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This morning the Defence Secretary also said that across the West munition stockpiles have worryingly depleted.

Britain has begun the process of replenishing weapons, but more funding is needed to ensure the army is up to standard.

"This Ukraine war and the way Russia is fighting has shown across the West that our stockpiles over the last three decades have often borne the brunt of defence cuts and we have to restock those," Mr Wallace told Sky News.

"We have now started to place orders to replenish them and where we haven't placed orders we have started the work to make sure we have the supply chain or find alternative sources."


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At 11am today Brits will fall silent to mark one year since the deranged tyrant ordered tanks into Ukraine.

Rishi Sunak will lead the moment of reflection from outside Downing Street.

Meanwhile, Mad Vlad Putin will continue to adopt a "meat-grinder approach" to war.

Mr Wallace said the Russian army has suffered enormous losses.

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He told Times Radio: "Russia will move effectively to a meat-grinder approach where it just keeps sacrificing its own soldiers for the vanity of the Kremlin.

"That's why we see huge losses amongst the Russian army and only gains, where we see gains, in metres not miles."

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