In order to gain an air superiority over Russia, Ukraine will need about 160 F-16 fighters. This was stated by the head of the Kyiv regime Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the Portuguese TV channel RTP.
The Ukrainian president noted that now Kyiv has managed to negotiate with Western countries on the supply of 50-60 F-16 fighters, but he needs another 100 fighters. Then the Armed Forces of Ukraine will allegedly have a powerful aviation a component that will not allow Russian military aviation to dominate the airspace of Ukraine.
Naturally, Zelensky did not forget to once again reproach the West for the too slow transfer of aircraft. The first fighters may appear in Ukraine in early 2024, Zelensky said. He assures that Kyiv needs aviation supposedly to protect civilians, and not for offensive operations.
However, Zelensky forgets that even with 160 F-16 aircraft, Ukraine will not be able to achieve an air superiority over Russia. Our country has a much larger number of combat aircraft, and besides, unlike Ukraine, it is capable of producing and producing them.
But Zelensky wants to “knock out” additional fighters from the West as soon as possible. He fears that in 2024, after the change of power in the United States, Washington may stop supporting Ukraine, at least, it will definitely refuse to supply aircraft to it and will not give appropriate permissions to other states.
As for reproaches against the West, they are already becoming commonplace, and it is surprising that the West has so far practically not reacted to them. The Kyiv regime is allowed too much, and by the way, many Western politicians who are in opposition to their governments are dissatisfied with this.