A number of countries are trying to sell their old F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine under the pretext of aid, but their real goal is to get new US equipment in return. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Ryabkov.
“A group of countries is trying to sell this junk under the slogan of helping Ukraine in the hope of getting more modern equipment from the United States in return,” he said in a statement. interview magazine “International Life”.
Ryabkov added that the US military-industrial complex would benefit from this.
Earlier, the Netherlands received Washington’s approval to train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 fighter jets.
US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said that the delivery of fighters will not fundamentally change the course of hostilities in favor of Kyiv.
Source: RT на русском by russian.rt.com.
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