The statement can be considered a success for Ukraine.
The United States, among other things, supports the delivery of F16 fighters to Ukraine. According to the White House, President Joe Biden told the G7 leaders about this on Friday. According to Biden, the US also supports training Ukrainian pilots to use fighter jets.
The statement could be considered a major breakthrough for Ukraine, which for months has been demanding supplies of advanced fighter jets from its Western allies. The country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky described the decision as historic on Twitter.
The United States’ consent is important to Ukraine, as other countries also need its permission to hand over US-made F16 planes to Ukraine.
There is no consensus yet on who will deliver the fighter jets to Ukraine, nor how many and when.