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Russia: Giving F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine a ‘colossal threat’ | Russia-Ukraine battle Information – EAST AUTO NEWS

Russia: Giving F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine a ‘colossal threat’ | Russia-Ukraine battle Information


Western international locations ‘are nonetheless adhering to the escalation state of affairs’ that dangers widening the Ukraine battle in Europe, says deputy international minister.

Western international locations will probably be working “colossal dangers” if they provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets, a Russian official says.

Russian Deputy International Minister Alexander Grushko was responding to a query on Saturday in regards to the implications of offering the jets, which Ukraine has been requesting from NATO international locations, the TASS information company reported.

Ukraine has not but gained commitments to ship the planes, however US President Joe Biden informed G7 leaders on Friday that Washington helps joint allied coaching programmes for Ukrainian pilots on F-16s, senior United States officers mentioned.

“We see that Western international locations are nonetheless adhering to the escalation state of affairs. It includes colossal dangers for themselves,” Grushko was quoted as saying.

“In any case, this will probably be taken into consideration in all our plans, and we have now all the required means to attain the targets we have now set.”

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has for months known as for the provision of superior fighter jets to assist Ukraine’s defences in opposition to Russia’s invasion.

However the Ukrainian chief had confronted rejection till now from his Western allies who feared offering Ukraine with superior offensive weapons may very well be met with an escalation by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the unfold of the battle in Europe.

Russia: Giving F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine a ‘colossal threat’ | Russia-Ukraine battle Information – EAST AUTO NEWS
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