BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said several European Union leaders told a summit he attended on Thursday they were ready to provide Kyiv with aircraft to help it fight against Russia’s invasion.
Zelenskiy spoke after joining – for the first time ever – all the 27 national EU leaders’ talks inBrussels, part of his second trip abroad since Russia attacked a year ago this month and one meant to get more arms from allies.
“Europe will be with us until our victory. I’ve heard it from a number of European leaders… about the readiness to give us the necessary weapons and support, including the aircraft,” Zelenskiy told a news conference.
“I have a number of bilaterials now, we are going to raise the issue of the fighter jets and other aircraft.”
(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Kate Abnett, Marine Strauss)