After receiving tank aid from Germany and the United States, Ukraine turns to fighter jets from allies

After the German and U.S. governments recently decided to provide Ukraine with main battle tanks, Ukrainian officials said that the country will push Western allies to provide it with fourth-generation fighter jets, such as the U.S. F-16 fighter jets.

According to Reuters and Al Jazeera, after Germany and the United States announced on the 25th that they plan to provide Ukraine with heavy tanks, the Ukrainian army has received a huge boost. On this basis, Ukrainian Defense Minister Adviser Yury Sak said, “The next big hurdle will now be fighter jets… If we get these fighter jets, the advantage on the battlefield will be huge… not only the F-16, And fourth-generation aircraft, which is what we want.”

According to the analysis, since the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Western countries’ arms aid to Ukraine has broken one after another “taboo”. In this regard, Yuri Sak also said, “They (the West) didn’t want to give us heavy artillery, and then they gave it; they didn’t want to give us the Seahorse system, and they gave it; they didn’t want to give us tanks before, and now they Agreed anyway; we’ll get everything except nuclear weapons.”

However, German Chancellor Scholz has clearly rejected the option of providing fighter jets. Scholz said there was no possibility of sending fighter jets to Ukraine. He also said that under no circumstances would NATO send ground troops to get involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

It is worth noting that NATO countries such as Poland, Norway, the Netherlands and Spain have recently confirmed or will consider providing tanks to Ukraine. These statements by Western countries have aroused concerns about the escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

In response to the recent escalation of Western countries’ arms aid to Ukraine, the Russian side refutes that this is another open provocation against Russia. Sergey Nechayev, Russian ambassador to Germany, pointed out, “This (Western countries’ escalation of aid to Ukraine) extremely dangerous decision will push the intensity of conflict and confrontation to a new level.”