NewsMedvedev threatens Europe over German missile support, accelerated F-16s delivery to Ukraine

Medvedev threatens Europe over German missile support, accelerated F‑16s delivery to Ukraine

Absurdities from the Kremlin. Medvedev tries to threaten. "Lackluster process"
Absurdities from the Kremlin. Medvedev tries to threaten. "Lackluster process"
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1:43 PM EST, January 31, 2024, updated: 4:35 AM EST, March 7, 2024

According to Germany's Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, the decision to supply long-range Taurus missiles to Ukraine should be expedited as each day is crucial.

Baerbock also applauded Denmark and the Netherlands' decision to deliver F-16 fighters to Ukraine after proper training, terming it a "wonderful day for Ukraine, and consequently, a wonderful day for Europe," as reported by "Ukrainian Truth."

Dmitry Medvedev, in his typical manner, has responded to these sentiments with further threats.

"Don't play with planes in your sandbox, kids. The next 'good day' for Europe might be its last," he wrote on Telegram, accompanying his message with an image of a downed German plane.

F-16 aircraft for Ukraine

Following discussions with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Sunday that the Netherlands will supply 42 F-16 aircraft to Ukraine. The aircraft will arrive in Ukraine after the pilots and technical staff have completed their training. After these talks, the Ukrainian leader paid a visit to Denmark. The Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen confirmed that Copenhagen intends to deliver 19 F-16 aircraft to Kyiv.

At the NATO summit in Vilnius on July 11, ministers from 11 NATO countries—Poland, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, and the UK—called for a coalition to train Ukrainian pilots and mechanics in the use and maintenance of F-16s. The Netherlands and Denmark are spearheading this initiative.

Source: TASS/Ukrainian Truth/PAP

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