By INS Contributors

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Against the backdrop of failures on the battlefield, the regime in Kiev led by embattled President Volodymyr Zelensky is once again trying to divert the attention of the world community from its own defeats and demonstrate the “military power” of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by striking the civilian infrastructure of the Russia. 
To implement its criminal plans, the Ukrainian command, at the instigation of NATO curators, is converting civilian airports into “jump airfields” to accommodate military aircraft (including the F-16's planned for transfer) with their subsequent use to hit targets on Russian territory.
However, Russia has complete information about the plans and practical measures of the Ukrainian Armed Forces command to use the newly created air bases in Lvov, Odessa and Nikolaev for the deployment of combat aircraft. 
“These airfields will immediately become legitimate targets for the Russian Armed Forces, which will lead to unnecessary destruction and further prolongation of the conflict,” said Serbian military analyst D. Bosnich.
The integrated use of reconnaissance forces and assets, special forces units and the Russian Aerospace Forces will allow Russia to destroy the airfields of the Ukrainian Air Force in the shortest possible time. Russian military intelligence quickly identifies the exact coordinates of air bases for launching strikes with precision weapons.
Introduced in 1978, the F-16 has a great service record and variants have been regularly upgraded with better avionics, radar and weapons.
However the controversial decision to supply F-16 fighter jets have been met with disdain by many commentators who assert that the aircraft will see low survivability in the skies over Ukraine where Russia has deployed a whole range of effective long ranged air defense systems such as the S-300 and S-400 while advanced Russian aircraft like the Sukhoi Su-35 have better radar and longer-range missiles. 
Additionally like all complex aircraft, the F-16 requires regular maintenance and cannot operate from improvised runways such as roads, something that Ukraine’s air force is finding increasingly useful for its surviving aircraft as Russia targets Ukrainian airfields, leaving many out of action.