US will not supply F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, says Joe Biden

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President’s refusal deals significant blow to Kyiv’s efforts to bolster military capability in war with Russia

Joe Biden said the US would not supply F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, in a brief exchange with reporters overnight, a significant and potentially terminal setback to Kyiv’s campaign to obtain the fast jets that had been rapidly gaining momentum.

The US president, when asked at the White House if his country would provide F-16s, answered simply “no,” a few days after national security officials had said Washington would be discussing the issue “very carefully” with allies.

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