Washington, February 20 – The United States should give Ukraine everything it needs, says Michael McCaul, chairman of the House International Affairs Committee, and the moment the fighters are transferred will show.
“I think there is momentum for that to happen,” McCall told CNN.
He stressed that it is necessary to give Ukraine everything that Kiev asks for. “The longer we wait, the conflict will continue,” he said.
As reported, five members of Congress from both parties have written to US President Joe Biden demanding that US F-16 fighter jets be flown to Ukraine.
Earlier, the media reported that some representatives of the US administration are lobbying for the transfer of F-16 fighter jets to the Ukrainian army. At the same time, when Biden was asked by reporters if it would be delivered to Kiev, he had previously answered “no.” At the same time, French President Emmanuel Macron said that he did not rule out the possibility of delivering planes to Ukraine. The media also wrote that Paris is considering Kiev’s request to train Ukrainian pilots.
The White House National Security Council’s strategic communications coordinator, John Kirby, said on Friday that the United States would welcome other countries’ transfer of fighter jets to Ukraine, but made no promises about such assistance.
Russia sent a note to NATO countries over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for Russia. He warned that as the West pumped more and more long-range weapons into Ukraine, the geographic objectives of the special operation were moving further and further from the current line. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the West should understand that supplying weapons to Ukraine will not enhance its security.