Two former UK prime ministers have come out publicly in favor of sending fighter jets to Ukraine, increasing pressure on their successor Rishi Sunak.

In a debate in the House of Commons on Monday night to mark the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion, the Liz Truss told British MPs: “We must do everything we can to ensure that Ukraine wins this war as soon as possible. Every additional day means lives lost, women abused, cities destroyed. We have to do everything we can as quickly as we can. My view is that this includes fighter jets.”

Ms Truss, who was Secretary of State at the start of the war in Ukraine, then urged the government to work with allied countries to give the Ukrainians the choice of fighters they want, “otherwise they won’t be able to prevail”.

Mrs. Tras followed his intervention in the discussion Boris Johnson, who had already made his position known in an article in the British press.

Addressing the MPs, Mr Johnson noted, among other things: “The story of the last 12 months is that sooner or later, having exhausted all other options, we give them what they need, from anti-tank missiles and multiple missile launchers to tanks. And if that’s the option sooner or later, then for God’s sake let’s give it to them and these weapons quickly.’

Rishi Sunak has appeared reluctant to give jets to Kiev, but during President Zelensky’s recent visit to London he instructed Defense Secretary Ben Wallace to consider what jets could potentially be sent to the Ukrainian armed forces.