The first F-16 fighter jets have reportedly arrived in Ukraine

The first F-16 fighter jets have reportedly arrived in Ukraine

In Ukraine, in all likelihood, the first F-16 combat aircraft arrived somewhere on the territory of the warring state. This is what is suggested by the pictures circulating since Monday, December 25, which show an American fighter repainted in the colors of the Air Force in Kiev. As they await their actual entry into service in 2024, the Ukrainians are redoubling their efforts to challenge the Russians for control of the skies.

Published on:

1 minute

With our correspondent in Kyiv, Stefan Siohan

It is hoped that Santa's sleigh would have avoided the Black Sea sector as well as the Donbas sector on the night of December 24-25, because during the Ukrainian Christmas holidays, Kiev's anti-aircraft defenses were Two Russian Sukhoi fighter planes were shot downOne SU-34 and SU-30 aircraft, two cruise missiles, and at least 28 Shahed drones.

There's something going on, maybe Santa Claus actually brought us an F-16 », rejoices a well-known Ukrainian defense journalist on Facebook.

Not well said: On Monday afternoon, the first images appeared on social networks of an American F-16 fighter, anthracite-coloured, this time displaying a trident, and Ukrainian blue-and-yellow trim.

Read alsoUS President Joe Biden is paving the way for the delivery of F-16 aircraft to Ukraine

According to several sources, the first planes will be transported secretly across the west of the country, from airport to airport. While, according to our information, it is not possible to think about interviewing fighter pilots in Ukraine, because the vast majority of them undergo intensive training in Europe.

READ  Putin had cancer surgery: who is Nikolai Patrushev, the "Kremlin hawk" who could replace the Russian president?

The Russian military already claims to have shot down some F-16s in Ukraine, although no evidence has been provided that they have committed to doing so, but after land and sea, the battle will begin very soon for control of the skies, above the trenches.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *