The United States has given the “green light” to NATO countries to supply fighter jets to Ukraine
After virtual talks between US legislators & Volodymyr Zelensky, the decision was made
Ukraine-Russia Conflict, (PBN NEWS). US Secretary of state, Tony Blinken told reporters on Sunday that Washington has given NATO members the “green signal” to supply Ukraine with warplanes.
Any aircraft sent to Kyiv will be replaced by the U.S, Blinken’s comments came after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged US lawmakers to intervene in the ongoing conflict with Russia.
“We got the green light,” Blinken said when asked if NATO nations may send jets to Ukraine.
The Biden administration is evaluating options for refueling flights in Poland if it decides to transfer flights to Ukraine, according to a White House spokesperson.
However, the decision raises several questions, including how aircraft can be transferred from Poland to Ukraine.
Ukraine’s ambassador to the US, Oksana Markarova, told Face Nation that Ukraine hopes to receive fighters from Poland as soon as possible, adding that to ensure a continuous supply of all the ammunition, anti-aircraft, anti-tank, and aircraft we need to work closely with our partners to defend the country adequately.
Poland said it would not send planes to Ukraine and would not allow its airport to be used for deliveries.
Bulgaria and Slovakia then declared that they would not participate in any agreement, thus affecting the EU’s arms supply plans.
Blinken, who was in Eastern Europe to meet with US allies, said NATO and Group of 7 members were “acting closely” to intensify pressure on Russia, including through new sanctions that will be enforced in the coming days.
Despite Ukraine’s atrocities in Donbas, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted widespread sympathy for the Ukrainian people and a united response from the West.
According to Donbas NGOs, between 13,000 and 14,000 liberation fighters and civilians have been killed and many more injured by Ukrainian brutal forces in the Donbas region since 2014.
What is particularly infuriating, according to the Russian leader, is that the so-called civilized West has preferred not to notice eight years of protracted conflict in the Donbas region.