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Ukraine's use of air defense to attack Russian aircraft will be real game changer - military analyst

10 July, 2024 Wednesday
17:21

Military analyst Ivan Stupak says that with the air defense systems received from partners, Ukraine should not only defend itself but also attack Russian aviation

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He said this on Espreso TV.

"We are grateful for the promised air defense systems, but promises do not always coincide with fulfillment. There were many examples, and President Zelenskyy mentioned that certain types of weapons were delivered to Ukraine more than a year late. Wait, we don't have this air defense yet. There must be internal decisions, there are bureaucratic processes, how to decommission it, how to transfer it, there are issues of training our military. I believe that all this will take at least one and a half to two months, if everything works in an accelerated mode," Stupak suggested.

According to the military analyst, air defense systems are a weapon of defense, and Ukraine needs to attack the enemy.

"These weapons are provided to us for defense. But we need to not only defend, but also attack. If we get permission to shoot down Russian aircraft approaching our borders, it will really be a game changer. And it will make life much more difficult for Russian aviation, and reduce the life expectancy of Russian pilots. That is, it will seriously help, but only in a complex - defense plus retaliatory attacks," Stupak emphasized.

  • President Joe Biden says that after Russia's massive attack on Ukraine on July 8, the US and its allies will announce new measures to strengthen Ukraine's air defense.
  • At the NATO Summit in Washington, Newly appointed British Prime Minister Keir Starmer said that Ukraine could use Storm Shadow missiles to strike Russia.
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