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Zelensky expects a decision on more F-16s for Ukraine on Wednesday

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he expected Ukraine’s allies to make a decision on Wednesday to pledge more F-16s to help Kiev’s war effort.

Zelenskiy made the remark during a video address posted on Telegram during the NATO summit.

“Today we continue to work in Washington. In particular, a decision will be made on the F-16 very soon. We are increasing the number of aircraft available to Ukraine,” he said.

Ukraine has long pressed its allies to supply F-16s to improve its defenses against Russian long-range missile attacks.

The first jets from the Netherlands and Denmark are already on their way to Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday.

Zelenskiy previously said the agreed number of F-16s was not enough and that Ukraine needed at least 128 jets to confront Russia. Reuters

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