UPDATE: Russia Warns West Giving F-16s To Ukraine ‘Carries Enormous Risks’

  • The West’s effort to potentially send modern fighter jets to Ukraine “carries enormous risks,” Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko warned on Saturday, according to Russian state news agency TASS.
  • The minister’s comments in an interview with TASS come in the wake of the U.S. getting behind a joint international effort to train Ukrainian pilots to use modern fighter aircraft including F-16s.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the U.S. decision in a tweeton Friday, saying that it “will greatly enhance our army in the sky.”
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