An earlier version of this report misidentified the Ukraine Contact Group as a NATO organization. Although many of its members represent NATO-aligned nations, the group is not affiliated with NATO.
Kyiv appears to be optimistic that its Western allies will grant its requests for fighter jets. “Let’s wait and see. That’s what we heard about tanks,” Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine’s ambassador to Britain, told the BBC on Sunday, referring to apprehension from military backers before an agreement on tanks was made. Prystaiko’s comments came after Poland’s president cast doubt on sending Ukraine F-16s.