Kirby, a spokesman for the department, said that he made a mistake and Ukraine received not “whole” aircraft, but only spare parts for them
Ukraine did not receive “whole” aircraft, but only spare parts and additional equipment for them, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. Earlier, he spoke about the transfer of both fighter jets and spare parts to Kiev.
“Yesterday at the briefing, I said that Ukraine received“ whole planes ”. I didn't say the word “whole”, but that was the impression my words made. I made a mistake. They didn't get whole planes from another country,” — Kirby explained.
He noted that Ukraine received “enough spare parts and additional equipment” from the allies and the United States to operate more aircraft than they had two to three weeks ago.
According to European Truth, , The Armed Forces of Ukraine also denied receiving aircraft from the allies. The Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that they were given spare parts and components for the restoration of those aircraft that are in service with Ukraine.
In early April, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the United States: “Give me something with which I can protect my country.” According to him, the Ukrainian military would like to receive aircraft and missiles instead of bulletproof vests and helmets.
Washington said in April that it would provide additional military assistance to Kiev totaling $1,200 million. Before that, the United States allocated more than $1.7 to Ukraine billion military aid. Other countries are also providing military assistance to Ukraine.
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dismissed the note as “empty threats.” and noted that Washington will continue to supply weapons to Kiev.
In early April, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov pointed out that Western weapons supplied to Ukraine cause material damage, but are not an obstacle to achieving the goals of the special operation.
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