Ukraine will now push for F-16 fighter jets, government adviser says © Provided by The Hill
The Guardian: Ukraine calls for fighter jets after Germany’s offer of Leopard tanks
Kyiv seeks to break ‘taboo’ on supply of aircraft as defence ministry announces withdrawal from Soledar
Germany’s offer of 14 Leopard tanks triggered calls from Ukraine’s government for western fighter jets and more heavy armour as it formally announced its forces’ retreat from the eastern town of Soledar after nine months of bloody battle.
Kyiv lauded Berlin’s decision, along with reports the US was preparing to send its own Abrams tanks, but the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and his ministers are also seeking to break a “taboo” on the provision of jets such as US-made F16s.
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WNU Editor: Not a winning strategy …. Air defense upgrades, not F-16s, are a winning strategy for Ukraine (Col. Maximilian Bremer and Kelly Grieco, Defense News).
Ukraine Now Wants F-16 Fighter Jets
Ukraine sets sights on fighter jets after securing tank supplies — Reuters
Ukraine will now push for F-16 fighter jets, government adviser says — The Hill
Now that Ukraine is getting tanks, it’s looking at fighter jets next — Business Insider
What is the F-16 Falcon Fighter Jet NATO is Debating Shipping to Kiev? — Sputnik