Posted 10 февраля 2023,, 06:56

Published 10 февраля 2023,, 06:56

Modified 10 февраля 2023,, 07:24

Updated 10 февраля 2023,, 07:24

Kiev has requested F-16 fighter jets from the Dutch authorities

Kiev has requested F-16 fighter jets from the Dutch authorities

10 февраля 2023, 06:56
The head of the Dutch Defense Ministry, Kaisa Ollongren, said that Ukraine had submitted an application to the authorities of the kingdom for the supply of F-16 fighter jets to Kiev.

This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the statement of the head of the defense department of the Netherlands.

"Ukraine really asked us to help with the delivery of fighters. But this request is not easy to fulfill. We need to discuss the availability of the F-16 with the Americans and other allies", - Ollongren told reporters.

Before making any decision regarding the supply of fighters to Ukraine, the Dutch authorities intend to comprehensively assess the consequences of such a step. It will take time.

Earlier it was reported that Russia categorically opposed the supply of offensive weapons to Ukraine from NATO countries. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that such supplies make states parties to a military conflict, and the weapons themselves become a "legitimate military target" for the Russian army.

Recall, the military operation of the Russian Federation on Ukraine, which started on February 24, 2022, caused a flurry of Western sanctions, as well as a large-scale energy and economic crisis. Politicians of a number of countries have stated that the society has already accumulated "fatigue" from the destabilization of the geopolitical situation in the Donbass during the year of the military operation. US congressmen demanded that President Biden stop supplying military aid to Kiev, explaining that this "drags out the conflict".