US President Joe Biden, addressing graduates of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado, said that the United States and its partners would work together to start training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighters, the White House reported on June 1.

“Just a few weeks ago, I was with President Zelensky in Hiroshima at the G7,” Biden said.

“I told him that we’d work with our partners to begin training Ukrainian pilots in Europe on fourth-generation fighter aircraft, including the F-16, so Ukraine can defend itself today and in the future.

“The Ukrainian people’s iron resolve to live in freedom will never be broken. They are incredible: average women and men fighting, giving their lives for their country and their families.

“And the American people’s support for Ukraine will not waver. We’ve always stood up for democracies — always.”

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In addition, during his speech, he told the graduates that they were joining the US military in an “increasingly unstable world” where Russia and China “are challenging the established world order.”

According to him, alliances and partnerships with many countries strengthen the United States and make the country’s military more effective.

“Putin was certain that NATO would crack, that they would not stand together.

“We put 40 nations together. The United States has rallied the world to stand strong with Ukraine and defend the values that the American people hold so dear: freedom, sovereignty, democracy, simple dignity,” the US President said.

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Some reports had suggested the outspoken supporter of the Kremlin’s takeover of east Ukraine had died at the hands of Kyiv assassins, or maybe even in a local mobster contract hit.

“Working with a coalition of more than 50 nations, we have delivered historic security assistance that has enabled Ukraine to defend itself.”

Biden also recalled that working with a coalition of more than 50 countries, the United States “has provided historic security assistance that has enabled Ukraine to defend itself.”

He continued that the US Air Force and Space Force were “the backbone of that operation,” providing airlift capabilities and “logistical know-how to move artillery, ammunition, fighting vehicles, anti-tank, and air defense system; providing missile warning space-based ISR [intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance], supporting communications.”

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Earlier in May, the Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Poland’s Prime Minister Matuś Morawiecki announced their countries’ intentions to train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter aircraft, with Poland already drawing up a schedule for such training.

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Gazza
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Biden is too slow to act. A war could be lost before he regains his feet after falling. Sand bag. Really then he sits on a woman's lap.

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Joseph Swanson
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Thank you to all for helping to make getting F16's to my nation a reality...at the risk of sounding ungrateful...please get us those F16's in a timely manner...this is a time sensitive issue.

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