May 17, 2022

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US says Ukraine has received fighter planes to fight Russians

US says Ukraine has received fighter planes to fight Russians

On Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, said Ukraine had received fighter jets and spare parts to enhance its flight, without specifying the number and type of aircraft and where they came from.

“Today they have more combat aircraft at their disposal than they did two weeks ago,” the spokesman told reporters. “Without going into detail about what other countries have sent, I would say so [os ucranianos] They received planes and additional spare parts to increase their fleet.”

Kirby did not say what type of aircraft was offered to the Ukrainian army, which has been ordering fighter jets for weeks, but hinted that it was Russian-made.


The Pentagon spokesman explained that the United States, which does not want to appear as a belligerent in this war, facilitated sending spare parts to Ukrainian territory, but not aircraft.

Kyiv has asked Western allies to acquire MiG-29 fighter jets that can be flown by its soldiers and owned by a handful of Eastern European countries.

At the beginning of March possible Transfer of these Russian planes from Polandbut the United States opposed, fearing that Russia would consider direct participation by NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in the war effort.


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