AFU To Fly F-16S In Summer - Statement By US, Netherlands And Denmark


(MENAFN- UkrinForm) Ukraine will receive F-16 combat aircraft within a few weeks.

According to Ukrinform, this is stated in a joint statement by US President Joe Biden and Prime Ministers of the Netherlands Dick Schoof and Denmark Mette Frederiksen.

"With the support of the United States , the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands are in the process of transferring US-made F-16s to Ukraine. The process of transferring F-16s is already underway, and Ukraine will fly combat F-16s this summer," the document states.

It is noted that it is impossible to provide a more precise date for Ukraine to receive the aircraft due to "operational security considerations". "We are committed to further strengthening Ukraine's air capabilities, which will include squadrons of modern fourth-generation F-16 multi-role combat aircraft. The Coalition intends to support their sustainment and armament, as well as further training of pilots to improve operational effectiveness," the signatories stressed.

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They also pledged to "continue to act in a coordinated manner to support Ukraine's ability to defend itself against Russian aggression."

As reported by Ukrinform, President Volodymyr Zelensky, while in the United States, announced the decision on F-16s and the signing of two new security agreements.

Meanwhile, Norway has announced that it will provide six F-16 fighter jets to Ukrain .

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