The question of why he opposes sending F-16s to Ukraine was asked by journalists to Biden the day before, when the owner of the White House was returning from his residence in Camp David (Maryland). “Because we should leave them here,” the president said, emphasizing that this is a “completely different situation,” TASS reports.
Recall that the former US President Joe Biden answered the question about the possible supply of combat aircraft to Kyiv in the negative. Later, John Kirby, the White House National Security Council strategic communications coordinator, explained that Washington is transferring large amounts of weapons to Ukraine even without F-16s.
Meanwhile, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has criticized US Senator Lindsey Graham, who has demanded that the Pentagon send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. According to Carlson, this measure would mean the direct participation of the United States in the conflict against Russia, which possesses nuclear weapons.