US To Send Lockheed Martin F-22 Fighter Jets To Europe To Counter Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis

“The United States is set to send Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-22 fighter jets to Europe to help NATO allies counter Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said Monday. The latest deployment is reportedly in line with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s recent call for a strong and balanced approach toward Russia.

Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

“Russia’s military activity in the Ukraine continues to be of great concern to us and to our European allies,” James said at a news conference at the Pentagon, according to Reuters, adding: “For the air force an F-22 deployment is certainly on the strong side of the coin.”

US To Send Lockheed Martin F-22 Fighter Jets To Europe To Counter Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis.