Ukraine sets sights on fighter jets after securing tank supplies

KYIV: Ukraine will now drive for Western fourth era fighter jets such as the US F-16 after securing materials of major struggle tanks, an adviser to Ukraine’s defence minister reported on Wednesday (Jan 25).

Ukraine won a huge strengthen for its troops as Germany declared designs to provide large tanks for Kyiv on Wednesday, ending months of diplomatic deadlock on the situation. The United States is poised to make a related announcement.

“The up coming major hurdle will now be the fighter jets,” Yuriy Sak, who advises Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, told Reuters by phone.

Ukraine’s Air Force has a fleet of ageing Soviet-era fighter jets that came off the assembly line just before Kyiv even declared independence additional than 31 many years in the past. The warplanes are utilized for intercept missions and to assault Russian positions.

“If we get them (Western fighter jets), the rewards on the battlefield will be just immense … It is not just F-16s (US multirole fighter jets): fourth technology plane, this is what we want.”

Western armed forces guidance has been essential for Kyiv and has speedily advanced during the war. Ahead of the invasion, even the notion of providing lethal support to Ukraine was really controversial but Western provides have considering that shattered taboo right after taboo.

“They did not want to give us weighty artillery, then they did. They didn’t want to give us HIMARS programs, then they did. They didn’t want to give us tanks, now they’re offering us tanks. Apart from nuclear weapons, there is nothing still left that we will not get,” Sak said.