The US ambassador to Ukraine said Ukrainian pilots were training in Arizona on F-16 fighter jets, a key item on Kiev’s wish list to secure the weapons it needs in its war against Russia.
The US approved the shipment of F-16 fighter jets from Holland and Denmark to Ukraine in August, once pilot training was completed.
The newly elected speaker of the US House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, said that the financing of $106 billion to help Israel and Ukraineand to reinforce surveillance on the US-Mexico border, it should be managed separately, suggesting that will not support the aid package for both countries as the American president, Democrat Joe Biden, wants.
Johnson referred to the financing of Ukraine: “We want to know what the goal is, what the purpose is in Ukraine.”
Biden is betting that the inclusion of funds for Israel and immigration will help convince House Republicans, reluctant to send additional funds to Ukraine, to support the measure.