Spokesman for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Yuriy Ihnat commented the appearance of this photo on the air of the national telethon. He mentioned the interview of Ukrainian pilot with a "Phantom" callsign, the very one who took the photo in front of F-16 aircraft.
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"We can already see that russians are saying. Let them get a little nervous," Ihnat said.
When he was asked about the authenticity of the photo, the spokesman said he would like to leave it to russian media`s discretion.
He also added that the F-16 fighter jets, which will be officially passed to Ukraine, will be the state`s weapons as well as Ukrainian insignia and hull numbers will be applied. It is known that the pilot with "Phantom" callsign gave an interview to Voice of America, where he had told about how Ukrainians master Western jets.
Earlier Defense Express reported that russia had got eighteen new combat jets in 2023, without mentioning Su-57.