Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, stated during a visit to Poland on Wednesday that Poland will assist in forming a coalition of Western nations to provide warplanes to Ukraine, much as it did with battle tanks earlier this year.
Zelenskiy declared in a speech in a Warsaw square that “much as your (Polish) leadership demonstrated itself in the tank coalition, I trust that it will express itself in the planes alliance.”
As long as Ukraine and Poland were cooperating closely, the Ukrainian leader claimed, Russia would not be able to overcome Europe.
He stated, “This place, shoulder to shoulder, linked on this square by the spirit of freedom, by a magnificent history, and of a wonderful victory, which we bring closer together.”
Andrzej Duda, the Polish counterpart to Zelenskiy, stated that Russia must be held accountable for its war crimes in Ukraine.
In order to help repel Russian invaders and protect itself from airstrikes, Ukraine expects to launch a counteroffensive in the coming weeks or months. To that end, it wants to acquire cutting-edge fighter jets from the West, such the US F-16.
Warsaw, a strong supporter of Kiev, assisted in mobilizing Western backing for the transfer of main battle tanks to Ukraine as part of a coalition of states, a move that originally hit a diplomatic deadlock but was later resolved.