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Denmark will not be able to train Ukrainians on F-16s after 2024

Jun 24, 2024

Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen has said that Ukrainians will not be able to continue training on F-16 fighters in his country after 2024.

He said this on Monday, June 24, at a joint press conference with Norwegian Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram, Ritzau reports.

According to Poulsen, Denmark "will not be able to continue training Ukrainian pilots after 2024" because it is switching to F-35 fighters, which will use the Skrudstrup air base, where Ukrainians are currently trained.


He announced that by the end of the training program in Denmark, "about 20" Ukrainian pilots will have completed the F-16 training program.

The Danish defense minister, however, added that his country will continue to contribute to the training of Ukrainian pilots, but in other countries.

"Today, Ukrainian pilots are also being trained in Romania, but it has not yet been decided whether Denmark will join this process and, if so, how," Poulsen explained.

Author - Olena Madiak, 24/06/2024

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