Several officials in Washington speculate that the US could send its warplanes to Ukraine as the conflict drags on, or allow the re-export of F-16 fighter jets in service with other countries. This was reported by the British newspaper Financial Times on Monday.
According to her, the supply of fighters will be discussed on February 14 at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.
The newspaper did not specify the basis for the assumptions of unnamed representatives of the American authorities about the possible transfer of Western fighters to Ukraine in the future. January 31 President of the United States Joe Biden announced that Washington would not transfer F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. The publication indicated that the Kyiv authorities are considering receiving Western combat aircraft as a long-term goal, while now the focus is on sending ammunition to Ukraine.