A senior U.S. military general has revealed that the United States and its allies were thinking about sending fighter jets to Ukraine, which would significantly increase the number of weapons being transferred to Kyiv.
The jets may originate from the United States or its allies, according to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown in a statement he issued during the Aspen Security Forum.
Brown added that he can’t speculate what aircraft they go to.
Brown said in jest that it will “be tougher to receive parts” from the Russians and that no Russian MiGs will be supplied to Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been pleading for fighter jets for months, claiming that Russia’s air superiority has been a significant obstacle in his nation’s attempts to repel the invasion.
Poland’s plan to send its Russian-built MiGs to Ukraine was thwarted in March by the U.S. and NATO.
At the time, John Kirby, the national security spokesman for the White House, warned that the idea would be “misunderstood as escalatory” and could lead to a military conflict between Russia and NATO.
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