DOD official says effort to bolster Ukrainian air power could come when fighting de-escalates

By Audrey Decker / February 10, 2023 at 2:27 PM
A senior defense official today said it is the Pentagon's view that the opportunity to boost Ukraine's air power could come once fighting in the country has de-escalated -- possibly through a negotiated settlement with Russia -- despite Kyiv's calls for combat aircraft now. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Celeste Wallander said the United States is assessing ways it can further build Ukraine’s long-term defenses. “Hopefully, Russia will wake up to the fact that it cannot defeat...

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