SECDEF predicts international fund to sustain aid to Ukraine, including F-16s

By Tony Bertuca / May 25, 2023 at 3:00 PM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said today he anticipates the United States and its allies will eventually establish an international fund for countries to contribute to the long-term defense of Ukraine against Russia, including the sustainment of soon-to-be provided F-16 aircraft that could cost around $1 billion. “The conversation that I’ve had with my counterparts, as we begin to frame out requirements for training and maintenance and sustainment is that this costs money,” he said during a Pentagon press conference following...

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