Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry suggests Germany transfer Tornado fighter jets to Ukraine

16 January, 12:54 PM
Tornado fighter jets (Photo:twitter.com/MelnykAndrij)

Tornado fighter jets (Photo:twitter.com/MelnykAndrij)

Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Ministry, Andriy Melnyk, has proposed that Germany provide Ukraine with 93 Tornado multi-role combat aircraft that are set to be decommissioned soon, he wrote on Twitter on Jan. 15.

“I have a creative proposal to our German friends,” he tweeted.

“The Bundeswehr has 93 Tornado multi-role combat aircraft that will be decommissioned soon and replaced by F-35. Though it’s an old jet fighter, but still very powerful. Why not to deliver these Tornados to Ukraine, Bundeskanzler?”

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Germany has so far been reluctant to supply Ukraine with modern weapons, such as tanks – and none of Ukraine’s partners have provided the country with modern fighter jets, though a number have supplied upgraded Soviet models to Ukraine’s Air Force.

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