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Ukraine needs more attack aircraft for war with Russia - Ukraine's top general

13 January, 2024 Saturday
13:50

Ukraine needs more military aircraft to fight Russia, including American A-10 attack aircraft to support infantry, and long-range missiles

Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces Oleksandr Syrskyi stated this.

"I would talk about the A-10 as an option if they are given to us... it is not a new aircraft, but a reliable one that has proven itself in many wars and has a wide range of weapons to hit ground targets to help the infantry," he said.

According to him, the A-10 will provide crucial support to ground forces as they try to seize the initiative on the frontline.

"This is to destroy ground targets: tanks, artillery... everything that counteracts the infantry," said Syrskyi, adding that attack helicopters, including AH-64 Apache and AH-1 Super Cobra, as well as UH-60 Black Hawk, can also play an important role.

For reference. The A-10 Thunderbolt is a subsonic attack aircraft manufactured in the United States that has been in service since the 1970s.

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