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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba emphasized the critical importance of gaining control over the nation’s airspace in 2024 as the Russian invasion approaches its third year.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kuleba said, “Whoever controls the skies will define when and how the war will end.” Ukraine has persistently urged Western allies for advanced fighter jets to bolster its forces in the southern and eastern regions. Kuleba stated, “We defeated them on the land in 2022. We defeated them in the sea in 2023, and we are completely focused on defeating them in the air in 2024.”


NATO members are actively training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets, with Denmark announcing the transfer of 19 F-16s in the upcoming quarter. The United States, initially hesitant to permit jet transfers, fearing escalation with Russia, has now softened its stance.

The war, however, remains at a stalemate, and Kuleba appealed for continued support from Western allies, expressing confidence in Ukraine’s potential for victory.


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