That is according Yuriy Ihnat, spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"In the coming years, we will not create any 'dome' over the entire territory of Ukraine – this is physically impossible, because it is simply impossible to install air defense systems along such a length of our borders and cover strategically important facilities in the middle of the country. This should be a huge amount of equipment, it is incredibly expensive, it requires a huge state and human resource, in particular," the representative of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said on the air of the national telethon on Tuesday, January, 3.
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Yuriy Ihnat also noted that the air defense system in other countries of the world, such as the United States and Europe, is the cover of certain directions, certain objects.
"Another part of the air defense is carried out by fighter jets – multi-purpose aircraft, which are part of the air defense," the spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated.
Yuriy Ihnat stressed that in order for this to happen quickly and efficiently, new aircraft with modern radars, modern missiles, and aiming navigation systems are needed.
"The aircraft that we want to receive, the first candidate is F-16 of a certain modification, which could perform tasks in the air, in particular, to cover the airspace," representative of Ukraine’s the Air Force Command underlined.
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