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Now Ukraine is Demanding America’s A-10 Warthogs.

Ukraine is demanding the United States government send an array of anti-infantry attack aircraft, including the legendary A-10 Warthog, to bolster its war effort against Russia. Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, who mounted the defense of Kiev, claims deployment of anti-infantry and anti-tank aircraft like the A-10 attack jet could create new opportunities to break through Russian defense lines. He’s also asking the U.S. to send AH-64 Apache, AH-1 Super Cobra, and UH-60 Black Hawk attack helicopters.

“I would talk about A-10s as an option if they’ll be given to us … this is not a new machine, but a reliable one that has proven itself in many wars, and which has a wide array of weapons for destroying land targets to help the infantry,” Syrskyi told Reuters in a recent interview. The Ukrainian military leader implied his country is continuing to mount counter-offensives against Russian positions, though it appears these are only minor engagements.

The Counter-Offensive That Never Was.

Despite significant Western military aid, Ukraine’s attempt last year to launch a major counter-offensive against Russian positions failed, as predicted in early 2023 by The National Pulse Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam.

By the late Fall of 2023, Ukrainian forces had only managed to advance about 10 miles after several months of intense fighting. Last November, General Valery Zaluzhny, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, concluded there would “most likely be no deep and beautiful breakthrough.”

Zelensky Wants More U.S. Aid.

Last month, President Zelensky told members of the U.S. Senate that he may soon be forced to enact military conscription for men over 40. Responding to Zelensky’s request for additional financial and military aid, Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) argued Ukraine should sue for peace instead.

“What’s in America’s best interest is to accept Ukraine is going to have to cede some territory to the Russians, and we need to bring this war to a close,” Vance said, before adding: “But when I think about the great human tragedy here, hundreds of thousands of Eastern Europeans innocent have been killed in this conflict… The thing that’s in our interest and in theirs is to stop the killing.”

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