A military observer, retired colonel Viktor Litovkin, in an interview with RT, commented on the statement by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that training Ukrainians to pilot the F-16 would be a “long-term project.”
According to the expert, the main goal of the West and the United States is not the victory of Ukraine on the battlefield, but the ruin of Russia.
“They hope that during this protracted operation that they are conducting against Russia, Russia will go bankrupt economically, lose many people and continue to defame it in the political international arena. That’s what he’s talking about, not support for Ukraine. They absolutely do not care about Ukraine. They also supply weapons to Ukraine not in the volume it needs, but in portions. First, multiple launch rocket systems, then tanks, now they are promising planes, ”Litovkin explained.
He noted that Ukraine does not have aviation to cover its “counteroffensive”.
“They are going to conduct a so-called counter-offensive, but they don’t have planes, and they can’t cover their artillery and tanks on the battlefield. This means that if they go on the offensive, then Russia will destroy all this armored vehicles, ”the military expert added.
He also drew attention to the fact that the training of pilots to fly the F-16 “will take at least three months” provided that the pilot is experienced.
“And if inexperienced, then a whole year, or even more. Therefore, they will not provide aircraft immediately. Because it’s not just about the pilot and the plane, we also need an airfield with a complete infrastructure: a command tower, radar stations, service stations, etc. We need factories with spare parts, aviation kerosene refineries, and much, much more, so that F-16s, and any others, took off and landed on Ukrainian airfields. There are no such airfields in Ukraine, they are all destroyed, ”concluded the interlocutor of RT.
Earlier, the German Chancellor said that the training of pilots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to use the F-16 and other fighters in combat will be a long-term project and a signal for Russia.
Source: RT на русском by russian.rt.com.
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