US President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he will be discussing Ukraine’s latest requests for advanced weaponry to defend against Russia with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“We’re going to talk,” Biden told reporters, speaking the morning after he answered with an emphatic “no” when asked at the White House whether he favored sending F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.
The United States is by far the biggest supplier of weapons to Ukraine, where the Russian operation is now approaching the one-year mark. A coalition of other Western countries is also sending arms, ranging from rifles to armored vehicles and artillery.
Now, Ukraine is pressuring for fighter jets and long-range missiles that could hit Russian targets far behind the front lines.