A Strengthened Zelensky Heads to G7 Meeting in Japan

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine was headed to the Group of 7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, the Japanese government confirmed on Saturday, bolstered by a major shift from President Biden, who told U.S. allies that he would allow Ukrainian pilots to be trained on American-made F-16 fighter jets. Mr. Biden said he was also prepared to let other countries give F-16s to Ukraine.

On Saturday morning, in Hiroshima, Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser, confirmed the shift.

As the G7 leaders reaffirmed their collective support of Ukraine in the face of Russia’s invasion, Mr. Zelensky on Friday welcomed the “historic decision” by Mr. Biden, and said on Twitter that he would discuss its “practical implementation” at the summit.

Mr. Zelensky was expected to address the leaders of the Group of 7 nations, who have gathered in Hiroshima, Japan, a city that was itself once leveled by war, as he seeks to marshal more military aid for his country from the leaders of the…

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This article was written by Victoria Kim and originally published on www.nytimes.com