Ukraine says US and German tank pledges ‘only the beginning’ and calls for fighter jets

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy praised the decision by western allies but urged speed in the delivery of new weaponry

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Commitments from the United States and Germany to send advanced battle tanks to counter Russian aggression has been hailed as “only the beginning” by a senior official in Ukraine, who said hundreds of tanks were needed, as Kyiv renewed its calls for fighter jets.

Andriy Yermak, the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, made the comments as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy praised the decision by western allies, urging them to provide large quantities of tanks quickly.

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