The United States of America and its allies are discussing the possible transfer of air defense systems to Ukraine. In addition, American officials are evaluating the feasibility of providing fighter jets.
This is reported by the Financial Times.
"A senior U.S. defense official said Washington and its allies are discussing Ukraine's long-term needs, such as air defense, and whether it would be appropriate to provide fighter jets to Kyiv in the medium and long term," the newspaper reported, citing a U.S. Defense Department official.
It will be recalled that recently the US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs, Colin Kahl, stated that the US has not yet completed discussions on supplying the Ukrainian military with F-16 fighter jets and does not plan to hand them over in the near future.
At the same time, the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces declares that Ukraine needs fighter jets now, but it is necessary to understand that before receiving them, our country needs to establish the necessary infrastructure, engineering and train our pilots.
There is an interesting nuance regarding air defense. According to the results of the meeting of the contact group on defense support of Ukraine, the head of the Ministry of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov announced that one of the main issues was raised with the partners - the development of a three-level system in the field of air defense/anti-missile defense in our country, but other details are still unknown.