, 2023-01-17 03:00:55,
While Germany is under pressure to deliver the Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine soon, the Ukrainian Foreign Deputy Minister has made a case for acquiring German Tornado fighter jets.
The Deputy Foreign Minister and former ambassador of Ukraine to Germany, Andrii Melnyk, appealed to the German government on January 15 to transfer 93 Tornado fighter jets to Ukraine, which are yet to be replaced by the F-35 stealth fighters.
“I have a creative proposal for our German friends. The Bundeswehr has 93 Tornado multirole combat aircraft that will be decommissioned soon and replaced by F-35. However, it’s an old jet fighter, still very powerful. Why not deliver these Tornadoes to Ukraine, Chancellor Scholz?” Melnyk wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Melnyk had said that the recently announced delivery of German Marder armored personnel carriers to Ukraine was correct, but a decision was taken very late.
The former diplomat had expressed the hope that “after this long-overdue step, nothing will prevent Ukraine from immediately receiving all available heavy weapons, including battle tanks, fighter jets, and warships, to stop Russia’s genocidal war in the heart of Europe.”
I have a creative proposal to our German friends. The Bundeswehr has 93 Tornado multirole combat aircraft that will be decommissioned soon & replaced by F-35.
Though it’s an old jet fighter, but still very powerful. Why not to deliver these Tornados to Ukraine @Bundeskanzler? pic.twitter.com/KxTZdUQLAS
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