“Russian commanders even threatened to kill entire units if they tried to withdraw from Ukrainian artillery fire,” Kirby said. Representatives of the Kremlin, the Russian Defense Ministry and the Russian Embassy in the United States did not immediately respond to requests for comment. news agency.
According to the US Ambassador to Ukraine, training of Ukrainian pilots in the United States on F-16 fighter aircraft has begun. “Ukrainian pilots are now training with the Arizona Air National Guard on F-16s,” Ambassador Brigitte Brink previously wrote on Twitter. This is an essential part of the development of Ukrainian air defense.
“The United States is proud to work with our European partners to support Ukraine against brutal Russian aggression,” Brink continued. The United States agreed to send F-16 fighter jets from the Netherlands and Denmark to Ukraine in August once pilot training is completed.
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