The US Defense Department on Wednesday retracted its claim Ukraine had been supplied with more aircraft, saying only parts had been delivered to enable Kyiv to put more jets into the fight against Russia.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby retracted his statement from Tuesday that Ukraine had received fighter jets from an unnamed ally, after weeks of speculation that a neighboring country might provide Russian-made MiG-29s to add to the Ukrainian air force’s capabilities against the Russian invaders.
While fixed-wing aircraft have been offered by an unidentified country to bolster Kyiv’s defenses, ”they have not received whole aircraft from another nation,” Kirby told reporters.
”I was mistaken. They have not received whole aircraft from another nation,” Kirby said of his Tuesday claim. Läs artikel