Ukraine’s Newly Acquired F-16s Compared to Russia’s Su-35 ‘Flanker’ Fighter Jet

Posted on AllSides August 21st, 2023
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Ukraine is set to receive 42 F-16 fighter jets from Denmark and the Netherlands, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, which could give Ukraine an edge in the air as they push their counteroffensive through regions occupied by Russia's invading forces.

However, whether or not Ukraine's new planes will be able to achieve total air superiority using F-16s against Russia’s Su-35 “Flanker” fighter jets is yet to be determined.

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