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Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by Igbofam: 7:27pm On Mar 06
Washington — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that NATO members have the go-ahead to send fighter jets to Ukraine as the U.S. and allies continue their efforts to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia's invasion.

"That gets a green-light," Blinken said in an interview with "Face the Nation" when asked whether the Polish government, a member of NATO, could send fighter planes to Ukraine. "In fact, we're talking with our Polish friends right now about what we might be able to do to backfill their needs if in fact they choose to provide these fighter jets to the Ukrainians. What can we do? How can we help to make sure that they get something to backfill the planes that they are handing over to the Ukrainians?"

A White House spokesperson told CBS News the Biden administration is evaluating the capabilities it could provide to provide jets to Poland if it decided to transfer planes to Ukraine but noted there are several questions that arise from a decision to do so, including how the jets could be transferred from Poland to Ukraine.


Oksana Markarova, Ukraine's ambassador to the U.S., told "Face the Nation" she hopes Ukraine will receive fighter jets from Poland "as soon as possible."


"We are working with our American, especially, friends and allies, on the steady supply of all the ammunition and anti-air, anti-tank and planes to be able to effectively defend our country," she said.


Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sparked worldwide support for the Ukrainian people and a united response from the West. The U.S. and European allies have provided military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia's biggest financial institutions, Russian oligarchs and top officials in Moscow, including President Vladimir Putin himself and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, as part of efforts to cut the country off from the global financial system. Putin on Saturday said the sanctions are "like a war."

Blinken, who was in eastern Europe meeting with U.S. allies, said NATO countries and members of the Group of 7 are "working together" to raise the pressure on Russia, including through additional sanctions, which will be implemented in the coming days.

"The impact of the sanctions is already devastating," the secretary of state said. "The ruble is in freefall. Their stock market's been shuttered for almost a week. We're seeing a recession set in in Russia. Consumers aren't able to buy basic products because companies are fleeing Russia, so it's having a big impact."


Still, Blinken noted that Putin is "doubling down and digging in on this aggression against Ukraine."

"I think we have to be prepared, unfortunately, tragically, for this to go on for some time," he said.

Markarova said Ukraine is thankful to the West for its continued support but suggested the international community needs to respond quicker because the Russians are "escalating" their attacks.

"It's clear after 11 days that we also need all of us to move faster," she said. Ukraine, she continued, did not provoke an attack from Russia.

"We were not a threat to Russia unless being a peaceful democracy and just peacefully leaving in your own country is a threat," she said. "And if it's so, then it's not only about Ukraine, then Europe and the whole world is not safe."


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky participated in a Zoom call with U.S. lawmakers on Saturday, during which he urged them to provide his country with military planes and impose an embargo on Russian oil. He also reiterated to lawmakers it could be the final time they see him alive, echoing a warning he has issued to European leaders.

Asked whether the U.S. is working on a contingency plan to support the Ukrainian government should something happen to Zelensky, Blinken praised his leadership and indicated Ukrainian officials are prepared.

"The Ukrainians have plans in place, that I'm not going to talk about or get into any details on, to make sure that there is what we would call 'continuity of government' one way or another," he said. "And let me leave it at that."

The secretary of state was steadfast that even if Russia's war in Ukraine continues for months, the Ukrainians will prevail.

"Winning a battle is not the same thing as winning a war. Taking the city is not the same thing as capturing the hearts and minds of Ukrainians," he said. "What they've demonstrated with extraordinary courage is that they will not be subjugated to Vladimir Putin's will and be under Russia's thumb. So whether that takes another week, another month, another year to play out, it will, and I know how this is going to end. But the question is, can we end it sooner rather than later with less suffering going forward? That's the challenge."

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/ukraine-russia-war-fighter-jets-antony-blinken-face-the-nation/

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by Tmberwolf1: 7:36pm On Mar 06
Russia has bitten more than it can chew!

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by HITdemUP: 7:39pm On Mar 06
This man
Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by Northernblood5(m): 7:55pm On Mar 06
Russia should chop shit

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by joyandfaith: 8:02pm On Mar 06
They send fighters jets. If putin doesn’t like that he should nuke the West and let the west also nuke Russia. Everybody will rest.

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by sapientia(m): 11:21pm On Mar 06
They have weighed Putin and found him wanting

Infact, Putin disgraced himself militarily

Russia can overun Ukraine in an all out war no doubt

So what it means is that Putin failed in his military operations exposing his logistics downfalls and low morale

By USA calculations on Russia might, Ukraine will fall in 3 days which why they wanted to evacuate the president

But now, they have seen that Putin is all talk and no show

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by baralatie(m): 11:25pm On Mar 06
Some people want to end this war
Some people dey put fire

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by Horus(m): 11:30pm On Mar 06
Putin has said that any Country that supplies Ukraine will be considered a "participant" by Russia

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by tillaman(m): 6:55am On Mar 07
Try it first
Which light una dey get since the invasion
Make them free Russia and Ukraine matter na Boyfriend and girlfriend type sh1t

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by CrownedPhoenix: 6:55am On Mar 07
Russia is Russia. Ukraine is Ukraine.

Putin cannot just invade Ukraine unprovoked and order them to do as he says.

Hitler had, more or less, defeated the world at some point. But Hitler made a fatal error in calculation which saw America enter the war.

If Russia at some point makes similar error in calculation, other nations will actively enter this war which will snowball into world war thr..


If this happens, just like Hitler, Russia will lose terribly.

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by RoyalBoutique(m): 6:55am On Mar 07
Look at all the posters above me believing this story.

Smh undecided

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by Nobody: 6:55am On Mar 07
Oya make una nuke Europe plus America

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by connecttunde31: 6:55am On Mar 07
Them don send their own?

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by IKBARUTEN11(m): 6:56am On Mar 07
WW3 fully loading


I pity we Africans

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by soulwater: 6:56am On Mar 07
Really?


Ukraine is just a pawn in the whole debacle, especially with the back and forth from EU and NATO.

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by naijainform: 6:56am On Mar 07
Tmberwolf1:
Russia has bitten more than it can chew!
you will keep saying this until its dust remaining in Ukraine.

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by radna2: 6:57am On Mar 07
And that was how the war started my son o - "me explaining to my son in 20yrs time". Putin didn't listen.

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by Fapemz: 6:57am On Mar 07
War no good for anyone
Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by pansophist(m): 6:57am On Mar 07
The US always parade itself as world police and peace-keeper, but they choose to pump more weapons into Ukraine. What exactly are they hoping for? That Ukraine will defeat Russia? This is not a case of David and Goliath, but a case of a tiger and a sick dog. Ukraine will be wiped off the map if Russia choose to invade. Right now its "demilitarisation" and "denazification" Putin is after.

I don't understand the media really. How can Ukraine be winning when the Ukrainians are fighting the Russians in Ukraine not Russia? Can Nigeria be said to be winning a war with Cameroon if Cameroonian tanks are in Abuja? And Nigerians fleeing as refugees? How it is possible that Ukrainians ain't seeing how the west is playing with their destiny? Is Zelensky this stupid?

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by Hienna1: 6:57am On Mar 07
Peace to the world..

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by CoronaVirusPro: 6:58am On Mar 07
If just Ten F35 lightenings can make it into Ukrainian airspace with Israeli or American combat pilots, Russia’s casualty will go exponential.


Putin will be forced to go nuclear out of pains

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by helinues: 6:58am On Mar 07
Putin has already said any attacks on their jets on Ukraine air space will definitely draw NATO and US into this conflict.

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by Mayng01(m): 6:58am On Mar 07
Good news. Putin is a killer, a murderer

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by GlobalWay: 6:58am On Mar 07
smiley
Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by stano2(m): 6:58am On Mar 07
This country sha.
I pity Ukraine,

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 6:59am On Mar 07
I liked putin but he bleeped up invading Ukraine ,this is what happens when countries spend billions of dollars acquiring weapons without using it, there would always be a big urge to start a war someday, to test their weapons.Thats why US and the West would never allow Muslim countries to have nuclear weapons.

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by xxxtedyxxx(m): 6:59am On Mar 07
Horus:
Putin has said that any Country that supplies Ukraine will be considered a "participant" by Russia

Mumu..


U think say war na call of duty?

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by sotall(m): 6:59am On Mar 07
Game changer
Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by Topmaike007(m): 6:59am On Mar 07
Putin nwa Chineke ride on

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Re: Blinken Says NATO Countries Have "Green Light" To Send Fighter Jets To Ukraine by abbaapple: 7:00am On Mar 07
angry


Sleepy joe Biden can't do nothing!!!

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