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In Washington, Zelensky says how many F-16s Ukraine needs

Jul 10, 2024

Ukraine needs at least 128 F-16 fighter jets to create effective competition with Russia in the skies.

This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, answering questions after his speech at the Ronald Reagan Institute in Washington, RBC-Ukraine reports.

"The problem with the F-16 is the number and dates. But let's be honest. Russia uses 300 aircraft against Ukraine every day. We had a decision about 10-20. Even if there are 50, it's nothing. We are defending ourselves, we need 128. This is the fleet," Zelensky said.

He emphasized that Ukraine's allies have this information.

"Until we have 128 planes, we will not be able to match them (Russians - ed.) in the sky, it will be difficult," the president emphasized.

Author - Dmitriy Levchenko, 10/07/2024

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