Ukraine War, May 19, 2023: Biden says U.S. will not block transfer of F-16’s; In the trenches

1) Anatolii Schar, “Then panic breaks out in the Russian trench at Bachmut,” Die Welt, May 18, 2023;

2) Anatolii Schara, “Dann bricht im russischen Schützengraben bei Bachmut Panik aus,” Die Welt, den 18. Mai 2023;

3) John Hudson, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Kelsey Ables, Victoria Bisset and Mikhail Klimentov, “Ukraine live briefing: U.S. won’t block transfer of F-16s to Kyiv, officials say; Washington Post, May 19, 2023 (updated at 3:24 p.m.);

4) David E. Sanger, Jim Tankersley, Michael Crowley and Eric Schmitt, “In a Sharp Reversal, Biden Opens a Path for Ukraine to Get Fighter Jets; The president told allied leaders that he would allow Ukrainian pilots to be trained on American-made F-16s, and is prepared to approve other countries’ transferring the jets to Ukraine,” New York Times, May 19, 2023: 3:45 p.m. ET);

David E. Sanger and Jim Tankersley reported from Hiroshima, Japan, and Michael Crowley and Eric Schmitt from Washington.

5) Dan Sabbagh and Julian Borger, “US to back fighter jet training for Ukrainian pilots; International training programme, to begin soon in Europe, would be prerequisite to transfer of F-16s to Kyiv,” The Guardian, May 19, 2023 (17:50 BST);

6) Robert Draper, “A Loud G.O.P. Minority Pledges to Make Trouble on Ukraine Military Aid; Hawkish senior Republicans aside, there is evidence to suggest that the anti-Ukraine flank of the party is playing not to the fringe but to the heart of its base,” New York Times, May 19, 2023 (Updated 1:25 p.m. ET);

7) Eliot A. Cohen, “It’s Not Enough for Ukraine to Win. Russia Has to Lose; Anything less will encourage Russian imperialism and embolden autocrats around the world, The Atlantic, May 19, 2023 (2:02 pm);

8) Karen DeYoung, David L. Stern and John Hudson, “Bowing to pressure, Biden relents on F-16s to Ukraine; Kyiv now appears in line to get the fighter jets by the fall, as Washington agrees to let other nations send them into battle,” Washington Post, May 19, 2023 (updated at 9:01 p.m. EDT);

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