Russia-Ukraine War | NATO announces it has started sending F-16 aircraft to kyiv for war with Moscow

Member countries of the I’LL TAKE They announced this Wednesday that they have begun sending F-16 fighter jets a Ukraineduring a historic summit in Washington.

These planes, coming from Denmark and the Netherlands, “will fly in the Ukrainian sky this summer to ensure that Ukraine can continue to defend itself effectively from Russian aggression”declared the head of American diplomacy, Antony Blinken.

The White House for his part, stated that Belgium and Norway They have promised to provide more devices.

Ukraine wants to receive a formal invitation to join the I’LL TAKE but will still have to wait in the face of opposition from several countries, including the United States.

But according to diplomatic sources, the countries of the alliance agreed on Wednesday that Ukraine is located in a “camino irreversible“towards adhesion to the I’LL TAKE in a final declaration that has yet to be formally adopted by the treaty leaders.

After having celebrated with great fanfare the 75th anniversary of the Western military alliance on Tuesday, they will meet in the North Atlantic Council to discuss the modalities of further support for Ukraine the target of increasingly intense Russian bombing.

The American president, Joe Biden already confirmed on Tuesday evening that the allies will provide Ukraine with a total of five air defense systems, including four batteries of type Patriot surface-to-air missiles that are especially effective at intercepting Russian ballistic missiles.

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky who is in Washington has been asking for them for months.

On Tuesday he thanked his allies for their “strong statement” of support and asked them not to lower their guard while waiting for the results of the November elections in USA.

Germany, Netherlands, Romania and Italy will also contribute.

“It is time to come out of the shadows, to make firm decisions, to work, to act and not wait for November or any other month,” The Ukrainian president said in a speech at the Institute Ronald Reagan in Washington.

“Russia will not win,” The 81-year-old US president promised forcefully in a highly anticipated speech at the opening ceremony of the summit on Tuesday, in an attempt to dispel Democrats’ doubts about his ability to be re-elected in the November elections.

Russia has recently stepped up its missile attacks against Ukraine killing 43 people and devastating the country’s largest children’s hospital in kyiv this week.

Russian missiles have also destroyed half of the country’s energy capacity.

The allies have also pledged to supply other missiles. Patriot the equivalents “this year”, and “dozens” of tactical anti-aircraft defense systems, “in the coming months”according to the US president.

Trump’s shadow

More than two years after Russia invaded Ukraine the outgoing secretary general of the I’LL TAKE, Jens Stoltenberg said “There are no free options with a Russia aggressive as a neighbor” and remembered that “the greatest cost and the greatest risk would be that Russia will win in Ukraine”.

He did it during the anniversary ceremony at the Auditorio Andrew W. Mellon where 75 years ago the treaty was signed Atlantic Treaty for which the organization of the same name was founded.

Heads of state and government arrived in the US capital on Tuesday, with the exception of the French president. Emmanuel Macron which will do so on Wednesday.

The summit of Washington It is held in a climate of political uncertainty in USA where Biden He is struggling to quell a rebellion by Democratic congressmen who are asking him to drop out of the race for a second term against Donald Trump.

The shadow of the former Republican president looms over the summit, whose statements on the I’LL TAKE They appear to weaken the principle of mutual assistance provided for in Article 5 of the Treaty.

I hope that whatever the outcome of the election, USA remain a strong and loyal ally of the I’LL TAKE“, he declared Stoltenberg on Wednesday.

Trump did not hesitate to assure on his social network Truth Social that without it “there would probably no longer be I’LL TAKE”, referring to the fact that during his tenure he pressured member countries to spend more on defense.

At night The leaders will attend a dinner which will also be attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence of the countries of the I’LL TAKE.

Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban who holds the rotating presidency of the UE will have the opportunity to report on his controversial trips to Moscow and Beijing.

Ukrainian President to meet lawmakers before taking part in a NATO-Ukraine Council Thursday, the last day of the summit.

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