9 Feb 2023

EU leaders signal willingness to supply jets to Ukraine, Zelenskyy says

International Editor

After his surprise visit to the UK, Volodymyr Zelenskyy brought his charm offensive to the European mainland – meeting the French and German leaders in Paris last night, before heading to the EU in Brussels this morning.

Addressing the European parliament to a thunderous ovation, Mr Zelenskyy re-affirmed his desire to see Ukraine join the bloc as soon as possible.

He also revealed that some European leaders had signalled willingness to send him the aircraft he says he desperately needs to fend off an imminent Russian offensive.