The Ukraine Defense Contact (Ramstein) group will meet today to discuss the “fighter jet coalition” providing jets to Ukraine. This
The Ukraine Defense Contact (Ramstein) group will meet today to discuss the “fighter jet coalition” providing jets to Ukraine.
This meeting’s priority is to follow up the May 25 meeting, which produced a plan for a European coalition to train Ukrainian pilots in F-16 fighter aircraft. The main objective is to create a plan to both provide Ukraine with weapons and methods for repairing and maintaining equipment. Representatives will also discuss air defense assistance, ammunition supply, and the creation of maintenance hubs for military equipment.
The fighter-jet coalition will likely meet their goals. Western allies have consistently provided for Ukrainian defense, and proved capable both delivering advanced systems like tanks and training Ukrainian forces to use them effectively. While the Biden administration previously resisted providing fighter jets, instead emphasizing ground-based air defense weapons, they recently reversed such policies. Leaders also demonstrated a commitment of technicians and engineers to deal with maintenance, emphasizing that allies are providing proper infrastructure for success. Overall, this meeting will underscore the necessity for aid against Russia’s military capabilities and will potentially commit greater global resources to undeveloped areas of Ukraine’s defense systems.