Ukrainian Official Says Country Pushing for F-16 Fighter Jets

Ukrainian official Yuriy Sak revealed Wednesday that the country now is focused on securing modern fighter jets after the U.S. and Germany pledged to send needed aid.

Sak, an adviser to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, said Kyiv was hopeful of receiving American F-16s to accompany its 31 M1 Abrams tanks and M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.

“The next big hurdle will now be the fighter jets,” Sak told Reuters. “If we get them, the advantages on the battlefield will be just immense. … It’s not just F-16s: fourth generation aircraft, this is what we want.”

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