Commentary by DPRK Institute of International Studies

Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- The Institute of International Studies of the DPRK on Sunday made public the following commentary titled "Touchdown point of U.S.-made fighters is only slough of downfall":

The Ukrainian situation is falling deeper into the maze of war, as the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway have recently decided to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighters.

The U.S., which had deliberately taken a cautious attitude towards the Zelenskiy puppet regime's request for the supply of U.S.-made fighters from the very beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, finally turned its mask off and gave a green light to western European countries' offer of F-16 fighters.

The Zelenskiy group, which regards U.S. weapons more precious than gold even though they are scrap iron, has begged the U.S. to approve the delivery of fighters from European countries if it cannot personally take part in the supply of its combat fighters, absurdly calculating that the possession of such fighters may reverse the situation in battlefields.

The U.S. had taken an ambiguous stand on the issue of providing fighters under the pretext of not wishing for the expansion of war. But it buckled down to the process of offering F-16 fighters as the Ukrainian "fierce counterattack" operation resulted in numerous casualties and destruction of Western weapons.

In May, Biden first suggested that F-16 fighters could be handed over to Ukraine through a third country. And some days ago, Secretary of the U.S. Department of State Blinken took another step forward and promised to deliver the fighters quickly to Ukraine.

On August 24, Biden and the U.S. Department of Defense announced that they would start the training of Ukrainian pilots at the U.S. mainland air force base from October and approve the offer of F-16 fighters by a third country as soon as the pilot's training is over.

The decision is a desperate measure chosen by the confrontation maniacs against Russia, taken aback by repeated defeats of the Zelenskiy group's counterattack. It goes to prove that the U.S. and the West remain unchanged in their sinister intention to bring a strategic defeat to Russia at any cost in the Ukrainian battlefield.

Some European countries are taking the lead in supporting the Ukrainian military in the "spirit of chivalry". This is a reckless act based on the blind "trust" in the U.S. security umbrella.

It is no secret that the U.S., not content with pressurizing European countries to provide the Zelenskiy authorities with Soviet-made fighters since the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis, recently formed an "alliance of providing fighters" by rallying its allies and allotted a large amount of funds to the training of Ukrainian pilots for steering the U.S.-made fighters.

The U.S. and the West have systematically increased the degree of support for Ukraine through the supply of their MBTs, depleted uranium bombs and cruise missiles. Their decision to supply even fighters is an anti-peace act of inciting a long war and totally destroying the regional peace and stability.

Considering that the fighters of NATO allies, tasked to strike Russia's territory with the U.S. nuclear bombs under the "nuclear sharing" agreement, are just F-16, the U.S. and Western countries' supply of F-16 fighters is a great step towards a nuclear war against Russia.

The reality clearly proves that the U.S. is the arch criminal blocking the peaceful settlement of disputes and pushing the whole of Europe into the crucible of a horrible nuclear war by inciting its followers to provide Ukraine with various kinds of lethal weapons.

The righteous international community including the DPRK strongly denounces and rejects the U.S. and the West's supply of lethal weapons for the Zelenskiy puppet authorities as an unethical act.

The U.S. and the West, not awakened from the wild dream about "Russia's strategic defeat", are trying to reverse the war situation in Ukraine with the mere supply of fighters, but their attempts will inevitably expose themselves to the powerful retaliation of Russia.

Predictably, with the landing of F-16 on Ukraine, the familiar word "strategic defeat" will follow the name of the U.S. and the West, creating a new term "strategic defeat of the U.S. and the West".

It is a matter of time that F-16 fighters, the U.S. and the West place their big hope on, are displayed as another exhibit at Russia's victory museums.

Nothing can block the advance of the brave Russian army and people out in defending justice and peace, and the U.S. and the West are doomed to ruin. -0- (Juche112.8.28.)