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UK and Netherlands to lead 'fighter coalition' to provide F-16s

May 17, 2023

Following a meeting on Tuesday on the sidelines of the Council of Europe summit in Reykjavik, the prime ministers of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands agreed to facilitate the creation of an international coalition to strengthen Ukraine's air defense.

According to Yevropeiska Pravda, this was stated in a statement by the British Prime Minister's office on Tuesday.


According to the Downing Street statement, Rishi Sunak and Mark Rutte agreed to work to create an international coalition to provide Ukraine with combat air power and capabilities, providing support in everything from training to the purchase of F-16 fighters.

The British prime minister also emphasized that Ukraine should become a member of the North Atlantic Alliance and discussed with his Dutch counterpart the provision of long-term security assistance to Kyiv to ensure that they (Ukrainians - ed.) can deter future attacks.

Author - Olena Madiak, 17/05/2023

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