Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Ukraine receives fighter planes, parts to bolster air force, says Pentagon
Ukraine has received fighter planes and aircraft parts to bolster its air force in the face of Russia’s invasion, the Pentagon says, declining to specify the number and type of aircraft nor their origin.
Ukrainian forces “right now have available to them more fixed-wing fighter aircraft than they did two weeks ago,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby tells reporters.
He notes the United States has “helped with the transshipment of some additional spare parts that have helped with their aircraft needs, but we have not transported whole aircraft.”