The expert also urged not to rely on these fighters completely.
British expert Glen Grant believes that the key to Ukraine’s victory in the war unleashed by Russia is infantrymen, not F-16 fighters. Ukraine needs drones and small arms, because infantry battles will continue without modern aviation.
“Yes, this is a good aircraft, but it will not create a cardinal change on the battlefield. The key to victory in this war is the foot soldiers. Nothing will be more significant than an infantry battle,” the expert said on the air of the Espresso TV channel.
He stressed that infantry fighting at the front will continue regardless of whether Ukraine has F-16 aircraft and ammunition. According to him, this is why the Ukrainian military needs small drones, night sights, and small arms.
The expert also urged not to rely on these fighters completely. The main task is to slow down the enemy army and prevent the Russian invaders from breaking through.
F-16 aircraft for Ukraine
Ukraine has been urging partners to hand over F-16 aircraft for several months now. Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, is convinced that our country will still receive F-16 fighter jets. According to him, “it’s only a matter of time.”
Earlier, Czech President Petr Pavel said that partners could transfer F-16 aircraft to Ukraine, but without some equipment. He noted that this decision has not yet been made, negotiations are ongoing.