Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

EU top diplomat does not rule out delivery of fighter jets to Kyiv

EU top diplomat does not rule out delivery of fighter jets to Kyiv

Ahead of the EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv, the bloc’s top diplomat Josep Borrell told that he does not rule out the delivery of fighter jets to Ukraine, despite the reserved position of many western countries, including Germany and the USA, DW reported.

The diplomat stated on 1 February that the supply of battle tanks to Ukraine was also at first a contentious issue, but eventually, a consensus was reached across this “red line.”

Borrell recalled that fears of a possible escalation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine were expressed in the past before each new stage of deliveries of Western arms to Kyiv. When asked if he himself approved of the possible delivery of fighter jets, the diplomat did not answer. “My task is to reach a consensus,” dpa quoted Borrell as saying. At the same time, he explained that in such a situation, one should not openly take a position, so as not to interfere with this.

The UK was the first of Ukraine’s allies to break the stalemate on providing main battle tanks to the front, announcing on 15 January that it will supply 14 Challenger 2 tanks in the “coming weeks.” This was followed by the decisions of Germany and the US to provide Leopard 2 and Abrams tanks, which unblocked a coalition of countries willing to supply their German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine. After this, Ukraine’s leadership turned to advocating for the supply of modern fighting jets.

Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi has told that Ukraine needs 300 tanks to push Russia back to its pre-invasion positions.

300 tanks for Ukraine: who could give it the gear to beat Russia


You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts