Give Ukraine fighter jets to counter Putin’s drone war, West urged

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The report by the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) urges western governments to reconsider their decision not to include aircraft in the offensive weaponry supplied to Ukraine. "Further Western support is needed to ensure that Kyiv can counter Moscow’s updated approach to the air war in Ukraine,” the analysts Justin Bronk, Jack Watling and Nick Reynolds said, noting Russia’s increased use in recent months of cheap Iranian Shahed-136 drones to disable Ukraine’s energy networks.