Russia-Ukraine war news: F-16 delivery will be strong signal to Russia, Zelensky says
The delivery of the first F-16 fighter jet to Ukraine will be “one of the strongest signals from the world that Russia will only lose,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly address on Wednesday. Russia will become even more isolated and weak, he added. The Biden administration last week relented to a long-standing request to allow allies to send advanced fighter jets to Kyiv.
The United States is looking into reports that U.S. equipment and vehicles could have been used in the Russian region of Belgorod, White House spokesman John Kirby said Wednesday.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
In wartime Russia, a farm-to-table evangelist finds refuge in a village: As tens of thousands of people fled Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, one entrepreneur chose to stay back. The founder of one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Moscow championing local produce, Boris Akimov instead moved to a tiny village northeast of the capital to set up a new one, writes Robyn Dixon.
Akimov, like many others in Russia, sees the war as terrible but also beyond his scope of influence. He avoids the news instead. He is now reviving old culinary traditions and building up his small country restaurant.