President Biden is likely to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Japan for the Group of Seven summit this weekend, according to White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan. While he did not have an official announcement, Sullivan said Biden “looks forward to the opportunity to be able to sit down face to face with President Zelensky.”
The Ukrainian leader landed in Hiroshima airport on a French plane on Saturday. He is attending the G-7 meeting in person this weekend, though his precise plans remain unclear.
Zelensky arrives boosted by Washington’s decision not to block allies from responding to Kyiv’s appeals for U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets. The United States will also support the joint effort to provide training to Ukrainian pilots, Sullivan said.
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“Those scenarios are more likely, but Ukrainians also have been quietly testing their ability to push across the Dnieper and training units in how to conduct a possible river landing,” they write.
Matt Viser, Tyler Pager, Natalia Abbakumova, and David L. Stern contributed to this report.