Hiroshima: During a high-level gathering convened in Japan, the Group of Seven (G7) nations have reached a consensus to provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. As reported by international media, this agreement was established at the G-7 summit held in Hiroshima, Japan, where the United States and its allied countries have pledged to deliver comprehensive training and aircraft to Ukrainian pilots for their operation of F-16 fighter jets.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has hailed this decision as a monumental milestone, emphasizing that the provision of these aircraft will significantly enhance Ukraine’s aerial capabilities. Meanwhile, Russia has issued a stern warning, stating that there will be repercussions if Western nations proceed with supplying F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.
In a demonstration of unwavering support, United States President Joe Biden has announced a substantial military aid package worth $375 million for Ukraine. Assuring Zelensky during the closing day of the G-7 leaders’ meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, Biden declared, “Together with the entire G7, we stand firmly behind Ukraine, and I assure you that our commitment remains steadfast.”
It is important to note that Russia has laid claim to complete control over the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. President Vladimir Putin has expressed congratulations to Russian troops and the Wagner Group, a private military company, for capturing this eastern city. The Russian announcement on Saturday followed shortly after Kiev reported ongoing hostilities in Bakhmut; however, Ukrainian authorities acknowledged the criticality of the situation in the city.