Pentagon spokesman John Kirby noted his words about the fact that Ukraine received fighters on Wednesday. As he explained, Kyiv received spare parts, thanks to which it was able to increase the number of machines operating in its fleet.
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“I was wrong when I said, in the past tense, that they (the Ukrainians) got whole planes. I regret that mistake,” Kirby told reporters. On Tuesday, it said Ukraine had received full fighters and parts of unknown partners.
A Pentagon spokesman explained that Mistakenly believes that “another country made (Ukraine) an offer”. But he added that Ukraine had obtained spare parts for aircraft, thanks to which the Ukrainian Air Force was able to increase the number of operating aircraft.
Previously Kyiv denied the Pentagon’s information, and also admitted that it only received spare parts for the aircraft.
According to Politico on Wednesday, officials in Washington are suggesting that delivery of combat aircraft to Ukraine could be a “red line” for Vladimir Putin, and as the portal speculates, “they may have intelligence on this.”
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