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Allies increase the number of F-16s that will be provided to Ukraine

Dec 5, 2023

The F-16 coalition is working to increase the number of aircrafts that will be transferred to Ukraine after training Ukrainian pilots and engineers.


This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba at a press conference with the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Hanske Gerdina Johannette Bruins Slot, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"The F-16 coalition is working, in particular, on increasing the number of aircraft that will be transferred to Ukraine," Kuleba said.

The minister noted that all political decisions have been made on the F-16 issue, and the technical preparation phase is currently underway.

"As soon as the technical training is over - both pilots, technicians, and infrastructure in Ukraine - these planes will be in Ukraine," he assured.

According to Kuleba, at the moment everything is "tied to purely technical things", not political ones.

"Today I received an assurance that the commitments made by the Netherlands regarding the transfer of F-16s to Ukraine will be fulfilled. We are grateful for that," the Foreign Minister emphasized.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 06/12/2023

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