Ukraine War, May 2, 2023: Ukraine needs F-16’s

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To understand the broad context within which current developments in Ukraine should be considered,see

“Ukraine War, October 26, 2022: The context for analysis of current developments; The “dirty bomb” as a Russian propaganda distraction from current war crimes,” The Trenchant Observer, October 26, 2022.


1) Hew Strachan, “Ukraine urgently needs Western jets to defend itself; F-16s would come too late for the counter-offensive, but will soon be vital to shield civilians in the cities, The Telegraph, May 2, 2023 (8:00 pm);

2) “The West should supply Ukraine with F-16s; Or Russian fighter jets may win control of Ukrainian skies,” The Economist, April 26, 2023:

3) Klaus Geiger, “Diese Zahlen relativieren die Hilfen der Welt für die Ukraine, Die Welt, den 2. Mai 2023;

4) Brendan Cole,”NATO Weapons Must Not Be Used to Attack Russian Territory, Says Scholz,” Newsweek, May 2, 2023 (8:51 am EDT);


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