US President Joe Biden said yesterday that the United States would not provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, France Press reported.
“No,” Biden said in response to a journalist’s question about whether the White House was considering giving Kyiv such fighter jets.
Biden with a FIRM NO when asked if US will supply F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine
Earlier reports suggested Pentagon being pushed into supplying F-16s to Kiev.
But then again, he said no tanks earlier also. Cant believe a word he says. pic.twitter.com/OP56IJ9C1r
— dana (@dana916) January 31, 2023
#US President #JoeBiden said that he won't approve sending F-16 fighter jets to #Ukraine.
"No," Biden said on Monday in response to a question about the possibility of such a decision, Xinhua News Agency reported. pic.twitter.com/6a44rtn9zY
— IANS (@ians_india) January 31, 2023
After the US and Germany announced they would provide tanks to Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is pushing for more military aid, including long-range missiles and fighter jets.
U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday he will not be sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine to help its war against Russian invaders as the issue remains under debate in the West.
— The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) January 31, 2023
Berlin has already categorically rejected this idea, and French President Emmanuel Macron said that “nothing is excluded”, but at the same time specified that Ukraine has not yet made such a request to him.
The American president announced that he would visit Poland, but did not specify the date of his visit.
The coordinator of strategic communications in the National Security Council of the White House, John Kirby, commented on the statement of US President Joe Biden about the possibility of sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, the BBC reported.
Kirby said Washington was supplying Kyiv with enough weapons.
“I can tell you that a lot of the weapons are already being delivered and will be delivered in the coming weeks and months,” Kirby told CNN. – “These are the types of weapons that we expect to be critical to helping the Ukrainians fight now, through the winter and into the spring.
Kirby also said he believed the decision to send Abrams tanks to Ukraine, announced last week, was not too late.
“The decision to send tanks – and it was made not only by the US, but also by the Germans, and before that by the British – was really intended to help Ukraine take the initiative in the fighting that we expect to happen in the spring.”, he said.