Give Ukraine, Zelensky the planes they need to fight off Russian invaders, Schumer says to Biden administration


A day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Congress members to provide help in battling Vladimir Putin’s invading Russian armies, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on the Biden administration to work with Eastern European allies to grant Zelensky’s wish.

Specifically, Schumer hopes NATO nations like Poland and Romania could provide Ukraine with Soviet-era MIG fighter planes because members of the Ukrainian Air Force are trained to fly them. The U.S. would then “backfill” the request by providing Poland and Romania with defensive aircraft.