12.3 C
Auckland
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Popular Now

RFK Jnr labels F-16s for Ukraine ‘a disaster for humanity’

Ukraine F-16s news
FILE PHOTO. USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Supplying US-made fighter jets to Kiev would only benefit the defense industry, RFK Jr. says.

The looming delivery of US-made F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine will not prevent the “collapse” of the country’s military and will only benefit the military-industrial complex, Democrat presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Junior has claimed.

The Ukrainian conflict should be resolved through negotiations, RFK Jr. argued in a thread on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), stating that supplying F-16s to Kiev was a “great decision for the defense industry, but a disaster for Ukraine and humanity.”

“F-16s won’t stop the collapse of the Ukrainian military (which some experts say is imminent). These planes require a lot of training and maintenance. This isn’t the movies,” Kennedy stressed.

The presidential hopeful has long-opposed the enduring Western aid to Ukraine, spearheaded by Washington, arguing that the US should admit its “failure” in the country and focus on domestic issues instead. Kennedy’s criticism of the fighter-jet delivery comes after Washington enabled its European allies to re-export older planes to Ukraine, and hours before the move was officially announced by Denmark and the Netherlands.

The upcoming delivery was heralded by Dutch PM Mark Rutte on Sunday as he hosted Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky at a military airbase in Eindhoven.

“Today we can announce that the Netherlands and Denmark commit to the transfer of F-16 aircraft to Ukraine and the Ukrainian Air Force, including cooperation with the United States and other partners once the conditions for such a transfer have been met,” Rutte said at a press conference.

Simultaneously, the Danish Ministry of Defence released a statement confirming its pledge to provide Kiev with F-16s from its inventory, once certain “conditions” are met. The conditions “include, but are not limited to, successfully selected, tested and trained Ukrainian F-16 personnel as well as necessary authorizations, infrastructure and logistics,” it said.

Kiev has long-demanded modern aircraft, as well as other, increasingly sophisticated weaponry, from its Western backers, arguing the planes would help it turn the tide of the conflict with Russia, which has been going on since February 2022. Moscow has repeatedly urged the collective West to stop the military deliveries, arguing they would only prolong the hostilities rather than change their ultimate outcome.

Image credit: Omar Barrera

Promoted Content

Source:RT News

No login required to comment. Name, email and web site fields are optional. Please keep comments respectful, civil and constructive. Moderation times can vary from a few minutes to a few hours. Comments may also be scanned periodically by Artificial Intelligence to eliminate trolls and spam.

7 COMMENTS

  1. More proof the Biden administration is full of complete idiots. Who the hell is running the white house and making these crack pot decisions? Who is going to pilot these planes, and maintain them? They’ll be blown out of the sky by Russian air defenses like sitting ducks, thats even if they get into the air as the airfields will be reduced to rubble

  2. Denmark and the Netherlands; will now in most liklihood have the Belgorod visit the waters offshore and drop-off a Poseidon Nuclear Torpedo that will generate a tsunami that will wipe out both nations from the west, and the UK in the east!

  3. These F-16’s will probably be converted to drone usage, as they have high time airframes, only one engine, and are systemically worn-out.
    What makes them dangerous is that they can carry larger nukes externally. That alone would be reason enough for the Russians to respond in kind, and who can blame them?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Trending

Sport

Daily Life

Opinion

Wellington
light rain
11.1 ° C
11.8 °
9.4 °
93 %
10.3kmh
75 %
Mon
12 °
Tue
13 °
Wed
11 °
Thu
12 °
Fri
12 °