Providing Ukraine with air defence capabilities


This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society looks at how the British Government should develop creative plans to deliver air defences to Ukraine.

Our latest report finds that the British Government should develop creative plans to deliver air defences to Ukraine as it looks to provide the country with more lethal military aid as the war changes phase. Proposals to provide the Ukrainian air force with fighter aircraft have stalled following Russian threats. Western strategists have adopted a view that the Kremlin would consider flying NATO jets into Ukraine to be a move of aggression. With the Russian government making nuclear threats, fear of its response has, hence far, been overwhelming. In recent days, the conflict has progressed into a new phase. According to reports, the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is developing plans to provide Ukraine with over-the-horizon weaponry which would allow Ukraine to take the fight to Russian forces.

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