Ukraine working to build aviation coalition to get fighter jets, Kuleba says

22 February, 01:35 PM
Dmytro Kuleba (

Dmytro Kuleba (

Work to build an aviation coalition to support Ukraine with fighter jets is ongoing constantly, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in comments to multimedia news platform Ukrinform in Brussels on Feb. 22.

Kuleba said that the issue of providing warplanes to Ukraine needs to be decided collectively, given the complexity of technology and aircraft maintenance.

"No country has said ‘yes,’ but no country said ‘no’ either,” Kuleba said.

“I believe that in the end this issue will be resolved positively, but given the technological complexity of the issue, it will take some time to approve this decision."

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Kuleba added that Ukraine needs fighter jets for two main purposes: to strengthen its air defenses so as to intercept and destroy air targets, and to provide air cover for defensive and offensive actions of ground forces.

Ukraine, in particular, has asked its allies to provide F-16 fighters – a multirole warplane that could carry out a variety of tasks over the battlefield.

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