News from the Russian-Ukrainian war: F-16 delivery will be a strong signal for Russia, says Zelensky
The delivery of the first F-16 fighter jet to Ukraine will be “one of the strongest signals in the world that Russia will only lose,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his late-night address on Wednesday. Russia will become even more isolated and weak, he added. Last week, the Biden administration gave in to a longstanding demand to allow allies to send advanced fighter jets to Kyiv.
The United States is reviewing reports that American equipment and vehicles may have been used in Russia’s Belgorod region, White House spokesman John Kirby said Wednesday.
Here is the latest news on the war and its ripple effects around the world.
In wartime Russia, a farm-to-table evangelist finds refuge in a village: While tens of thousands of people fled Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, one entrepreneur chose to stay. Founder of one of Moscow’s top farm-to-table restaurants that champions local produce, Boris Akimov instead moved to a small village northeast of the capital to start a new one, writes Robyn Dixon.
Akimov, like many others in Russia, views the war as terrible but also outside his sphere of influence. He avoids the news instead. Today, he revives old culinary traditions and sets up his small country restaurant.