Andrey Piontkovsky: The issue of transferring fighter jets to Ukraine has been resolved
The United States did not refuse to transfer combat aircraft to Ukraine. However, Putin’s propaganda spread the statement of Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin on the results of Rammstein as the final decision, Russian opposition leader Andrey Piontkovsky believes.
Piontkovsky said he was surprised by the new comments from high-ranking US officials about the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“(They said that) Ukraine will go on the offensive somewhere in May-June. Now we are talking about an offensive in the coming weeks. And this is not an accidental Austin clause. For the past two days, both Stoltenberg and Biden’s speakers have been making new statements pushing Ukraine to the offensive,” the opposition leader said.
Piontkovsky added that both Ukraine and the Western allies had decided to launch a serious counter-offensive. At the same time, the issue of transferring fighters has been resolved.
“Ukrainian pilots are being trained in the UK, the US, and Poland. Naturally, all this comes from the fact that everything will be ready by May… Russian propaganda is already glad that the Americans allegedly refused to give Ukraine planes. This is not so. Preparation of aircraft. But this is a mystery to me too, I don’t have a definitive answer to this question of the reasons for such a sharp acceleration of the Ukrainian counter-offensive,” Piontkovsky said.
On the evening of February 14, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in turn, stressed that “not everything about Rammstein can be reported publicly.”