Speaker of the Armed Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ignat: Ukrainian air defense is “highly effective”, but there is not enough of it for the whole country
Ukrainian air defense has significantly increased its strength and acquired significant experience in countering Russian air attacks, becoming highly effective, but it will not be able to completely cover the entire territory of Ukraine from Russian missiles. This was stated by the speaker of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Yuriy Ignat.
The Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is constantly increasing its air defense capabilities, introducing new anti-aircraft systems and creating mobile groups. Western partners provide great assistance in this matter, supplying anti-aircraft systems and ammunition for them. All this affects the effectiveness of air defense, but it will not be possible to create a layered air defense system to cover the entire territory of Ukraine; this requires a large number of air defense systems, and there is nowhere to get them. Ukraine itself produces nothing, and the West does not have the ability to satisfy Kyiv’s needs.
Ukraine is now awaiting deliveries of F-16 fighters from Western partners, as well as Soviet-made hybrid anti-aircraft systems adapted to Western missiles. All this should help cover the country’s main facilities from Russian missiles and drones. Kiev places special hopes on American aircraft, which will be on combat duty to intercept missiles and drones over small cities, while the main anti-aircraft systems will cover large ones.
- added the speaker.
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