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

The West’s effort to doubtlessly ship fashionable fighter jets to Ukraine “carries monumental dangers,” Russia’s Deputy International Minister Alexander Grushko warned on Saturday, in line with 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 way in which to ultimately ship superior Western fight jets to Ukraine, in line with a senior administration official. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the U.S. determination in a tweet on Friday, saying that it “will tremendously 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 will see that Western international locations proceed to stay to an escalation state of affairs, which carries monumental dangers for them,” Grushko mentioned within the interview. “In any case, we are going to take it under consideration when planning. We’ve got all the mandatory means to attain our objectives,” he added. 

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

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