According to a military-diplomatic source, the Pentagon hired former Afghan pilots who fled to the United States with Americans a year ago.
"They are also offered training and the opportunity to sign a contract that includes subsequent deployment to the combat zone in Ukraine."
According to the source, these actions and measures will have no effect on the outcome of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
According to state media, the Russian Aerospace Forces and air defence systems have virtually wiped out the Ukrainian Air Force's personnel.
Russian forces, despite having far more military aircraft than Ukraine, have been unable to gain air superiority in their conflict with Ukraine.
A greater ability to destroy Russian air defences demonstrates that Ukraine and its Western allies are not "ruling out" any options.
One critical component is the continued effectiveness of Ukrainian air defences, which include National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems.