Biden OKs F-16s for Zelensky, Then Flies Home to Face Debt Ceiling Crisis


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President Joe Biden told reporters at a press conference at the closing of the G7 summit Sunday that Western allies were making a "long-term" commitment to Ukraine by providing it with American-made fighter jets, arguing that the decision to send F-16s to Kyiv would not escalate tensions with Russia at a pivotal moment in the war. Biden said he reached his decision to allow U.S. allies to supply Ukraine with F-16s after he received an assurance from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the fighter jets would not be used to launch attacks on targets in Russia. "I have a flat...