March 27
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Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson went to the United States, increasing pressure on Western leaders to deliver fighter jets to Ukraine, effectively entering into a dispute with current British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Earlier, Britain said it was inexpedient to provide Ukraine with British fighters, such as Typhoons and F-35s, while U.S. President Joe Biden ruled out sending F-16 fighters.

Downing Street stressed, however, that Johnson's visit to Washington to bolster support for Ukraine was not on behalf of the British government.

The former British prime minister, who has held talks with senior politicians lobbying for Ukraine, said President Vladimir Zelensky should be given all the equipment he needs.

"All I will say is that every time we have said it will be a mistake to give such and such an item of weaponry, we end up doing it and it ends up being the right thing for Ukraine. I remember being told it was the wrong idea to give them the anti-tank shoulder-launched missiles. Actually, they were indispensable and the United States – under Donald Trump – gave them the Javelins as well. They were indispensable in the battles to repel the Russian tanks. All I’m saying is save time, save money, save lives. Give the Ukrainians what they need as fast as possible," Johnson said in an interview with Fox News.

We shall remind you that British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak considered it impractical to provide Ukraine with British fighter jets.

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