Ukrainian Air Force asks for modern air defense systems and fighter jets


The Ukrainian Air Force needs modern medium-range and long-range anti-aircraft missile systems and fighter aircraft.


The Ukrainian Air Force Command reported this on Telegram, according to Ukrinform.


“We are grateful to the whole world for humanitarian, political and financial support, sanctions pressure on the terrorist state, military-technical assistance – weapons that are already destroying the equipment of the occupiers. But the weapons that were given to us are not enough to win! We have been beating and will continue to beat the enemy using the equipment we have in our arsenal. But for the Air Force to cover the skies over Ukraine, the Stinger and Starstreak MANPADS alone that were provided by our partners are not enough. These are portable short-range systems primarily designed to destroy low-altitude targets, such as helicopters,” said Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force.


According to him, now Ukraine needs modern medium and long range anti-aircraft missile systems and modern fighter jets for the effective protection of Ukrainian airspace.


“We would very much like to receive (on any terms) Western-made equipment that is technological and effective. The war will not end soon, we need weapons today,” Oleschuk added.


On April 27, units of the anti-aircraft missile forces of the Ukrainian Air and Ground Forces hit eight air targets, including one aircraft.


© 2022 Ukrinform News



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