Zelensky will participate in the G-7 summit
The Biden administration informed European allies that Washington would not block their the export of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, a person familiar with the decision told The Washington Post. President Biden has previously said he opposes the United States sending F-16s to Ukraine.
President Biden is in Japan to attend the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima, where the Russian invasion of Ukraine is high on the agenda. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to attend the meeting in person, according to people familiar with the plans. It has previously been reported that Zelensky will attend virtually.
Here is the latest news on the war and its ripple effects around the world.
Europe’s military industrial capabilities are not sufficient for Ukraine’s needs: When Zelensky made a whirlwind tour of Western capitals this week, the billions of dollars in new military support were a sign that European governments were finally digging deep to provide sustained support for a protracted war. Zelensky had made it clear ahead of his visits to Berlin, Paris and London that Ukraine’s long-awaited counteroffensive could not begin until more weapons and ammunition were secured, report Catherine Belton and Emily Rauhala .
But while British deliveries of long-range missiles known as Storm Shadows could dramatically improve Ukraine’s offensive capabilities, much of the weaponry promised by European leaders this week is unlikely to reach the field. before the start of the counter-offensive, according to military experts, and Europe’s ability to sustain such support in the future remains uncertain.
If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – at firstname.lastname@example.org The content will be deleted within 24 hours.