Biden agrees to training Kyiv’s pilots on F-16 jets

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman shakes hands with Volodymyr Zelensky, ahead of the Arab League summit, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 19, 2023. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS© VIA REUTERS

Zeke Miller

US president Joe Biden told allies yesterday he was approving plans to train Ukrainian pilots on US-made F-16 fighter jets, as leaders of the world’s most powerful democracies worked to toughen punishments on Russia for its 15-month invasion of Ukraine.

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