Center for Defense Reforms: Western countries should transfer F-15 and F-16 to Ukraine to intercept Russian cruise missiles
This was stated by in Guildhall's commentHead of the Center for Defense Reforms, coordinator of the interagency platform for countering hybrid threats, which operates within the framework of NATO-Ukraine cooperation, Oleksandr Danilyuk.
“Over the course of several weeks in June, Russia significantly increased the number of missile strikes against both military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. At this stage, the Ukrainian air defense system copes with ballistic missiles, but may soon face a shortage of ammunition. The greatest danger is posed by Russian guided cruise missiles of the Kh-22 type. Such maneuverable cruise missiles operate at low altitudes and remain outside the range of air defense systems,” said the head of the COR.
aircraft such as F-15e, F-16 or other Western interceptors. To protect the military and civilian infrastructure of Ukraine, as well as to ensure a change in the dominance of the enemy in the air, Western countries should transfer such interceptors to Ukraine,” summed up Oleksandr Danilyuk. stated that the United States of America must find a way to provide Ukraine with fighters, air defense systems, and other necessary weapons to confront in the war with Russia.