The United States has agreed to send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine from Denmark and the Netherlands once pilot training is complete, US officials say.
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I am writing to express to MrFull support from the United States both for the transfer of F-16 fighters to Ukraine and for the training of Ukrainian pilots by qualified F-16 instructors.”- wrote the US Secretary of State Anthony Blink In a letter to his Danish and Dutch counterparts, a copy of it was seen by a Reuters correspondent.
Washington officially confirmed this to Denmark and the Netherlands The United States will expedite the approval of all third-party requests necessary to transfer the F-16s to Ukraine, so that Kiev will receive the fighters after training the pilots.
Ukraine will receive F-16 fighters
“It is critical that Ukraine be able to defend itself against continued Russian aggression and violations of its sovereignty,” Blinken added.
Earlier on Thursday, the head of Ukrainian diplomacy Dmytro Cuiba It announced that “good news about the transfer of F-16s to Ukraine will come soon.”
Ministers from 11 NATO countries formed an alliance at the NATO summit in Vilnius in July to train Ukrainian pilots and mechanics in the use and maintenance of F-16 fighters.
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