While at the G7 today, Joe Biden has now reversed his position on giving F-16s to the Ukrainian government as the continue to fight off the Russian invasion:
BREAKING: The United States and allies are planning to provide Ukraine F-16 fighter jets. NEWSMAX's James Rosen [@JamesRosenTV] reports.
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What reporter Jeff Rosen tells Newsmax is that these F-16 fighter jets won’t just end up in Ukraine for the spring offensive. Rather, he says it’s projected to take somewhere between 9-18 months to deliver these fighter jets.
That’s because the US military can’t just drop them off in Ukraine and leave. They have to train Ukrainian pilots on how to use the fighter jets and that’s why it could be next year before they actually get to use them.
I’m sure Russia won’t be happy about this decision by Biden, however I’m pretty sure they won’t mind it taking so long…