Ukraine has held strong against the Russian invasion and has managed to retain control over its major cities. The West has started the process of providing military & logistical support on ground. The European Union has professed provision of fighter jets to Ukraine under Brussels funding.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke to UK PM Boris Johnson & Polish President Andrzej Duda “about the current security situation. The countries agreed on further joint steps to counter the aggressor.”
In a telephonic conversation with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky talked about concrete decisions on strengthening Ukraine’s defencse capabilities, macro-financial assistance, & Ukraine’s membership in the EU.
The US too landed its F-35 Lightning II aircraft from the 34th Fighter Squadron in Romania. US says it will work closely with allies and defence partners to reinforce regional security.
Yesterday, Putin had directed his military commanders to put Russia’s nuclear capability on high alert. Russia has the second most nuclear arsenal in the world.