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Ukraine plans to receive F-15 and F-35 fighters

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the first stage, it is planned to receive aircraft of the Gripen and F-15 types.
21:20, 12 March 2021

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The Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Drozdov announced Ukraine's intention to receive new multi-functional 4 ++ generation aircraft - the American F-15 and the Swedish Gripen. In the long term, Ukrainian pilots expect to receive the 5th generation F-35 fighter-bombers. This is reported by the Ukrainian Military Portal.

"The main priority for the further development of the Air Force aviation should be the re-equipment of aviation equipment for a single type of the 5th or generation 4 ++," Drozdov said.

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He noted that at the first stage, it is considered to receive aircraft of the Gripen and F-15 types. In the future, with the deepening of relations with partners, they are counting on the transition to a modern 5th generation F-35 aircraft.

In a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed the readiness of the new US administration to develop economic and military support for Ukraine, including the provision of lethal weapons, the press service of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reports.

"Anthony Blinken assured Dmytro Kuleba of the new US administration's readiness to develop strong economic and military support for Ukraine, including the provision of lethal weaponry," the statement said.

It is noted that "the parties paid special attention to joint efforts on countering hybrid threats and misinformation."

The officials also discussed the prospects of contacts at all levels, including the highest ones.

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