Danilov: we do not have enough military aircraft
Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, said that now Ukraine needs military aircraft.
He said this in an interview with the Vіkna-Novini.
“The only thing we lack today is aircraft. Because today the dominance of the Russian Federation in the sky, unfortunately. Especially with the use of strategic aviation, which we transferred after the 1994 agreement. These are aircraft that were once patrolling our country, some of them… Of course, this is sad, but we will learn from these lessons,” Danilov said.
According to him, the enemy is “very insidious and difficult.”
“Yes, our troops are fighting back. But the troops of the Russian Federation are the second army in the world, and they are powerful today. Our task is to destroy this power to zero so that the issue of our independence, the existence of our state will never be on the agenda in the Russian Federation “, – stressed the head of the National Security and Defense Council.
On April 26, a meeting of defense ministers from almost 40 countries took place at the Ramstein airbase in Germany, during which a collective support group for Ukraine was launched, the purpose of which is to meet the defense needs of the Ukrainian army.
On May 23, the second meeting of the heads of the defense departments of several dozen countries took place.
As a result of the meeting, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that the countries plan to provide Ukraine with anti-ship missiles, jet systems, tanks and ammunition.