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.

Biden “ruling out” for now sending F-16s to Ukraine – ABC

US President Joe Biden speaks to ABC News “World News Tonight” on Feb. 24, 2023. Photo:
Biden “ruling out” for now sending F-16s to Ukraine – ABC

Despite public calls from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, US President Joe Biden has ruled out “for now” sending advanced American fighter jets to Ukraine, he said it in his interview with ABC News.

Replying to the ABC News anchor’s question, “You don’t think [Zelenskyy] needs F-16s now?” President Biden responded:

“No, he doesn’t need F-16s now.”

Asked if that meant “never,” Biden said there was no way to know exactly what the Ukrainian defense would require in the future, but that “there is no basis upon which there is a rationale, according to our military now, to provide F-16s”:

“I am ruling it out for now,” Biden said.

The US President told ABC News that the US military has deemed other support more crucial for the current stage:

“Look, we’re sending him what our seasoned military thinks he needs now. He needs tanks, he needs artillery, he needs air defense, including another HIMAR[S],” he said.

Read also:

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