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Russian Diplomat on Possible F-16 Supplies to Kiev: Entire Arms Range to End Up in Ukraine

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - It is clear for Russian that an entire range of weapons will sooner or later end up in Ukraine, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Monday, commenting on possible supplies of F-16s to Kiev.
"The entire range of weapons, military equipment, which is under discussion, one way or another will end up in Ukraine. The same applies to the training of military personnel of the Ukrainian armed forces. These efforts are completely useless and meaningless: our capabilities are such that all the goals of the military operation will certainly be achieved, and no infringement on Russia's security will lead to the results sought for by the West," Ryabkov told reporters.
During the G7 summit in Japan, US President Joe Biden told his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky that the US, along with its partners, was going to launch a training program for Ukraine’s military pilots on the fourth generation fighter aircraft, including F-16 figther jets.
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Saturday that the time was yet not right for Kiev to have F-16s, adding that the US and its allies were going to decide which countries would supply these aircraft to Kiev and in what number.
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