The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has already identified a group consisting of dozens of pilots for training on Western fighters.
According to the speaker of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat, these are young pilots with knowledge of the English language and powerful combat experience, Ukrinform reports. referring to Armiyainform.
Ignat noted that the issue of providing Ukraine with Western-style fighters, possibly F15 and F16, is very urgent. Ukrainian pilots are ready to go to study even tomorrow. It is up to the Western partners, who must finally decide on the type of aircraft that can be provided to our country.
«Unfortunately, today's aviation — MiGs and “drying” still Soviet samples & # 8212; does not respond to the military threats posed by the occupying country by shelling Ukraine with powerful cruise missiles. To accelerate the pace of such provision, the military-political leadership and diplomacy are working in all directions», – said Ignat.
Recall that the US Congress previously adopted the Pentagon's draft budget, which assumes 100 million dollars for the training of Ukrainian pilots.