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?”
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.