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Oleksii Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, has dropped hints that international partners would provide Ukraine with a multifunctional F-16 light fighter.
Facebook: Danilov on Facebook
Quote: "Soon in Ukrainian skies."
Details: Danilov supported the trend of posting "puzzles" that Ukrainian politicians like so much. [Ukrainian politicians often pre-announce different good news to Ukrainians by dropping hints or emoji puzzles via their social media pages, and it has recently become a trend – ed.].
The Secretary posted a video with technical specifications of the F-16. No details are given on whether a decision has been made.
The Ukrainian Air Force has emphasised that it considers obtaining multifunctional fighters to be a priority.
According to Yurii Ihnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, the multifunctional aircraft is capable of performing various tasks, ranging from effectively fighting air threats, including cruise missiles and UAVs, to also performing strike functions against ground targets, in particular American-made multifunctional fighters F-16, F-15 or F-18 of certain modifications, or their European counterparts.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy believes that after the decision on tanks is made, Ukraine should proceed with the supply of aircraft, which is an important task.
The manufacturer of American F-16 fighters has announced its readiness to supply its aircraft to European countries, which could re-export the fighter jets to Ukraine.