Joe Biden Says US Won’t Send F-16 Fighter Jets To Ukraine
President Joe Biden said on Monday he would not send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine to assist in the fight against Russian invaders, but said he would visit key ally Poland.
“No,” he said when asked by reporters at the White House if he was in favor of sending the jets, which Ukrainian leaders have said are at the top of their latest wish list. surname.
Western nations this month finally agreed after serious divisions to send Ukraine modern tanks by NATO standards, one of the most powerful weapons in their conventional armies.
The support upgrade raised hopes in Kiev that it would soon start receiving F-16 fighters to bolster its own dwindling air force, but the issue remains controversial. In western land.
With the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion on February 24 looming, there are growing expectations that Biden might travel to Europe to show support for the pro-Ukrainian coalition. Poland is at the center of the effort as a logistics hub, arms supplier, and key U.S. ally in Eastern Europe.
“I’m going to Poland. However, I don’t know when,” he told reporters when asked about the visit.
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