"All agreements have already begun to be implemented." Zelenskyy promises to bring F-16s to Ukraine as soon as possible. Video
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has promised to bring the arrival of F-16 aircraft in Ukraine as close as possible. The Head of State reported that all agreements from partners on the transfer of weapons have already begun to be implemented.
Zelenskyy said this in his evening address on 25 August. The President announced a new step in relations with the allies, which should strengthen Ukraine.
"All the agreements that we brought home from our partners have already been implemented. First of all, F-16 aircraft. The tasks are obvious. For the international community, this is the maximum expansion of training missions. For the military, it is to accelerate the preparation of infrastructure, send pilots and engineers to ensure Ukraine's full readiness. And all together - the maximum approximation of the moment when F-16s will help us keep Russian terrorists as far away as possible," the Head of State said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also added that today he had held a meeting on the results of the visits on the issue of aircraft.
"We are preparing new defence packages with exactly the content that our soldiers need and that they told me about when I visited the frontline. We are also preparing our new international events for the autumn, new steps in relations with partners that should strengthen Ukraine. Autumn will be intense in terms of our diplomacy," the President said.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke about the results of his conversation with US President Biden.
"We had a good conversation. I thanked him for his congratulations on Independence Day. We discussed how to further strengthen freedom. And there is a new important agreement: America will join the training of F-16 pilots and engineers. There will be more news in this and other areas. Thank you!" he said.
According to the President, today he had an important meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.
"An important meeting. This is a security component, our joint diplomatic work, and fundamental humanitarian things that we do together. In particular, this is the release of our people from Russian captivity. We talked about the Peace Formula and the preparation of the Global Peace Summit. We talked about the situation that has arisen due to Russia's dastardly attacks on grain exports in the Black Sea region. Obviously, this is a blow to global security. It was calculated. They are aimed at provoking crises in different regions of the world. And together with Turkey, we can step by step restore security, which we have repeatedly proven. I believe we will do even more together," the Head of State noted.
The President has consistently thanked the defenders of our country for their fruitful work.
"The paratroopers of the "80th ", who are fighting hard in the Bakhmut sector. The 68th Separate Ranger Brigade, destroying the occupiers in the Lyman sector. The 12th Operational Brigade of the National Guard, which is delivering the results Ukraine needs in the Kreminna sector - thank you! The 46th separate airmobile brigade of the Airborne Forces - thank you for your strength in the Orikhivsk sector. The 59th Separate Motorised Infantry Brigade - in the Donetsk sector, very, very effective. Thank you! And our rocket launchers: The 27th Ataman Kalnyshevsky Rocket Artillery Brigade and the 107th Rocket Artillery Brigade of Kremenchuk - thank you, soldiers, for your special accuracy in the Zaporizhzhia sector!" he added.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan paid an official visit to Ukraine. On 25 August, he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss Russia's blockade of the Black Sea grain corridor, as well as the Peace Formula and preparations for the Global Summit on its implementation.