Ukraine defence minister's unusual appeal for fast jets... with a handkerchief

Watch: Oleksii Reznikov's very different appeal for fighter jets.

Ukraine's Defence Minister made an unusual appeal for fast jets as he arrived in Brussels for a meeting with Nato ministers.

Arriving in Belgium, Oleksii Reznikov stepped in front of reporters dressed in a suit before pulling a handkerchief out of his front pocket.

After revealing it to the camera, it appeared to show images of two jets – specifically the Sukhoi Su-27 which is used by Ukrainian forces.

Watch: Would the F-16 fighter jet be a good fit for Ukraine?

Mr Reznikov was then asked by a reporter if fighter jets are at the top of his wishlist, to which he smiled and walked away.

It comes after repeated calls from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for the West to supply fast jets to Ukraine.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said "nothing is off the table" when it comes to the question of providing fighter jets to Ukraine.

Watch more videos on Ukraine

Join Our Newsletter


Army v RAF LIVE! | Inter Services women’s rugby league 2023

Red Arrows arrive in Malta in STYLE with thrilling loop

British Army versus Nato war games on Russia's doorstep