May 24, 2022

Blinken says NATO has ‘green light’ to send military jets to Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that the U.S. had given a “green light” for NATO nations to send military jets to Ukraine.

Blinken shared the update during a Sunday interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Speaking of NATO sending fighting jets, Blinken shared, “that gets a green light. In fact, we’re talking with our Polish friends right now about what we might be able to do to back fill their needs if in fact they choose to provide these fighter jets to to the Ukrainians.”

Blinken also mentioned his trip to Europe, noting additional efforts in development.

“All of us together are continuing to take steps to increase the pressure on Russia through additional sanctions, all of which are very actively under discussion and will be implemented in the in the coming days, as well as taking further steps to give the Ukrainians what they need to defend themselves against the Russian aggression,” he said.

The new development may point to more air support on its way for Ukraine in response to Russia’s ongoing deadly airstrikes.

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