FILE – U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets take part in a joint aerial drills between U.S and South Korea, at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is pressing President Joe Biden to send F-16 planes to Ukraine.
Politico: Democrats, Republicans join up to urge Biden to send F-16s to Ukraine
House lawmakers argue fighter jets “could prove decisive for control of Ukrainian airspace this year.”
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pressing President Joe Biden directly to send F-16 warplanes to Ukraine as the fight against Russia’s invasion enters its second year.
Five House members argued modern jets — which Kyiv has sought, but the administration has so far not agreed to — “could prove decisive for control of Ukrainian airspace this year” in a Thursday letter to Biden obtained by POLITICO.
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Update: US Bipartisan Delegation Supports Sending Fighter Jets to Ukraine (VOA)
WNU Editor: The Pentagon is on board …. At the Pentagon, push to send F-16s to Ukraine picks up steam (Politico).