Russia warns West sending F-16s to Ukraine ‘carries huge dangers’: TASS – POLITICO

The West’s effort to probably ship fashionable fighter jets to Ukraine “carries huge dangers,” Russia’s Deputy International Minister Alexander Grushko warned on Saturday, in response to Russian state information company TASS.

The minister’s feedback in an interview with TASS come within the wake of the U.S. getting behind a joint worldwide effort to coach Ukrainian pilots to make use of fashionable fighter plane together with F-16s. This might additionally pave the best way to ultimately ship superior Western fight jets to Ukraine, in response to a senior administration official. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the U.S. determination in a tweet on Friday, saying that it “will significantly improve our military within the sky.” He added that he counted on discussing “the sensible implementation of this determination” on the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. 

“We are able to see that Western nations proceed to stay to an escalation state of affairs, which carries huge dangers for them,” Grushko stated within the interview. “In any case, we are going to take it under consideration when planning. Now we have all the required means to realize our targets,” he added. 

The choice from the U.S. follows a concerted effort by Ukraine to get its allies to produce its navy with fashionable jets, specifically the U.S.-built F-16s.

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