Illustrative photo – The launch of the F-16C Falcon fighter aircraft of the Arizona National Guard on September 6, 2018 at the air base in Náměšt nad Oslavou in Třebíčsk during the international military exercise Ample Strike 2018. This year, 28 teams of forward air instructors are participating in the military exercise from the Czech Republic and abroad. Eight hour-long simulations of real battles take place daily at six locations in the country.
Berlin – Providing fighter jets to Ukraine is not an issue for Germany at the moment. According to Reuters, this was said today by the spokesmen of the German Ministry of Defense and Foreign Affairs.
“That's not an issue for us,” Reuters quoted a defense ministry spokesman as saying at a regular government press conference in Berlin. “There is no debate about that at the moment,” added a foreign ministry spokesman.
According to Reuters, it is not clear how many countries are willing to provide modern fighter jets to Ukraine, nor when they might do so.
In the past few days, the EU countries have promised the supply of tanks, the parties of fighters are still hesitating, although Kyiv has repeatedly asked for them. On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi did so for the last time directly in Brussels, where, among other things, he visited the EU summit. Ukraine needs cannons, modern tanks, fighter jets, long-range missiles and ammunition, Zelenskyy repeated in anticipation of a new major Russian offensive.