Some EU leaders ready to give aircrafts to Ukraine - Zelenskiy

European leaders summit in Brussels
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a news conference during the European leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium February 9, 2023. REUTERS/Yves Herman

BRUSSELS, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said several European Union leaders told a summit he attended on Thursday they were ready to provide Kyiv with aircraft to help it fight against Russia's invasion.

Zelenskiy spoke after joining - for the first time ever - all the 27 national EU leaders' talks inBrussels, part of his second trip abroad since Russia attacked a year ago this month and one meant to get more arms from allies.

"Europe will be with us until our victory. I've heard it from a number of European leaders... about the readiness to give us the necessary weapons and support, including the aircraft," Zelenskiy told a news conference.

"I have a number of bilaterials now, we are going to raise the issue of the fighter jets and other aircraft."

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Kate Abnett, Marine Strauss

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