This was stated by journalist Nicholas Busse in an article for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

“There is nothing surprising in the fact that, following the tanks, Ukraine began to demand combat aircraft from the West,” the publication says.

However, before making any decisions, one should wait and analyze how the weapons and equipment that have already been sent to Kyiv will work, and what effect they will have on the battlefield, Busse emphasized.

According to him, the premature shipment of new weapons to Ukraine could lead to an escalation of the conflict.

Earlier, White House National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby said that it would take “many months” for the transfer of American M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.

The Kremlin said that the idea of ​​supplying Ukraine with American Abrams and German Leopard tanks is a failure for technological reasons.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said that Western military equipment, coming to Ukraine in an increasing flow, will be "literally ground."