Details have appeared on the statement of the Americans that the provision of F-16 fighters to Ukraine now would be untimely .
Douglas Sims, director of operations at the Pentagon’s joint headquarters, said at a briefing that the conditions for the supply of fighters are now “not ideal” due to Russia’s extensive air defense systems.
“I mean, the Russians still have a certain air defense capability. They also have an air capability. And the number of F-16s that will be provided may not be ideal for what is happening now,” Sims said. .
However, he noted that the situation is changing, and in the future it will become clear how the F-16 can be used in Ukraine.
The day before, the Russian Federation said that they consider the future transfer of the F-16 to Ukraine as a “threat in the nuclear sphere ,” since these fighters can carry nuclear weapons.
Recall that recently the coordinator of strategic communications in the US National Security Council, John Kirby, did not rule out that the F-16 fighters could be transferred to Kiev before the end of the war .
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted at strikes on NATO air bases if F-16 fighters participate in the war in Ukraine.
Source : CTPAHA