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US to not supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets – Biden

Last week, Washington announced its intention to transfer 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Kyiv

WASHINGTON, January 31. /TASS/. The US administration does not intend to supply Ukraine with American F-16 fighter jets, US President Joe Biden said, answering questions from reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.

According to the White House press pool, when asked by reporters whether Washington would send F-16 jets to Kiev, the US leader said: "No."

Last week, Washington announced its plans to supply Kiev with 31 M1 Abrams tanks. The German government confirmed that it would send 14 Leopard 2 tanks from Germany’s military stockpiles to Ukraine and issue permits to other countries for their re-export. The UK, Poland and France said they would also send their tanks to Ukraine. After that, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said in a video message posted on his Telegram channel that Ukraine needed to "expand cooperation" and obtain long-range missiles and combat aircraft from Western countries.