The list of required weapons also includes drones, artillery, anti-aircraft and anti-tank complexes, anti-ship weapons, surveillance systems.
The Ukrainian leadership asked the United States to provide Kyiv with Su-25 attack aircraft as part of military assistance. This was reported by CNN with reference to a document that came into its possession.
The corresponding request from the Ukrainian side was received by the U.S. Congress last Tuesday, CNN clarifies. According to her, the document contains a list of weapons and other types of assistance requested by Kyiv. We are talking, in particular, about drones, artillery, anti-aircraft and anti-tank complexes, anti-ship weapons, surveillance systems.
“The list also includes combat aircraft, specifically the Su-25, a Russian-made attack aircraft,” CNN notes. Earlier, Washington rejected Warsaw’s proposal to transfer Soviet-made MiG-29 fighters at its disposal to Kyiv by transferring them from a base in Germany to Ukraine.
On March 6, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said that the use of the airfield network of neighboring countries to base Ukrainian combat aircraft with subsequent use against the Russian armed forces could be regarded as the involvement of these states in an armed conflict.