The White House website on February 10 (US time), posted the contents of the press conference on the same day of Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and the National Security Council’s Strategic Communications Coordinator. John Kirby takes place on the same day.
“If a NATO country (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or even a non-NATO country wants to provide combat aircraft-like capabilities to Ukraine, that’s for sure,” Kirby said at the press conference. It’s definitely their decision.”
Earlier on January 25, the US announced it would provide 31 M1 Abrams tanks – one of the most powerful main battle tanks in the US – through the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative fund, allowing the Biden administration to buy weapons from the industry in the country, rather than from the existing US arsenal, although this will take more time.
The decision was supposed to help break a diplomatic stalemate with Germany over how best to provide military support to Kiev, and on the same day German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany would deliver Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. paved the way for other countries such as Poland, Spain and Norway… to supply Leopard tanks to this country.
On February 8, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to help train pilots for Ukraine during Ukrainian President Zelensky’s visit to London. This is supposed to be the ‘first step’ towards sending fighters to Kiev.
On the Russian side, the Embassy of this country in the UK warned that “the world will suffer” if the UK transfers fighter jets to Ukraine.
If the British government decides to supply fighter jets to Ukraine, Europe and the whole world will have to deal with the consequences of that move, RIA Novosti news agency quoted the Russian Embassy in London as saying.
“We would like to officially remind London: The bloody loss of another escalation and the political-military consequences for the European continent and the whole world will be decided by them,” the Russian diplomatic mission said. in the UK stated.
Regarding the supply of fighter jets to Ukraine, when Zelensky arrived in Brussels, on February 9, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola called on member states to quickly consider supplying fighter jets to Ukraine. Ukraine.
On the same day, Chief of Staff to the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak announced that the problem related to warplanes and long-range weapons appears to have been resolved.
While Mr. Yermak did not provide further details, it is clear that the West is getting closer to agreeing to supply the weapons that Kiev has demanded since the beginning of the conflict with Russia, but has been denied by the Russians. West refused.