In his opinion, such a decision could lead to serious disagreements among EU members.
“My job is to try to reach a consensus, and one of the best ways to achieve this is not to take positions that could endanger it,” Borrell was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.
Last week, the decision was made to supply Kyiv with German Leopard 2 tanks and American Abrams tanks. After that, Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine was counting on the supply of longer-range aircraft and missiles from the West.
However, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz ruled out the supply of combat aircraft for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius and Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck made similar statements. Joe Biden also said that the United States would not supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.
Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Western leaders to supply Ukraine with fighter jets “as soon as possible.”