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Ukrainian pilots have not yet started training on the F16

Jun 5, 2023

Colonel Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that no Ukrainian pilot has yet gone abroad for training.

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He said this in a comment to UP, Ukrinform reports.

"We are not talking about pilot training at the moment. The first groups of aviation specialists have left and are studying the possibility of further deployment of training for Ukrainian pilots," Ihnat said.

He explained that the countries of the "aviation coalition" express their support for Ukraine and offer various types of training, including initial training at various stages for aviation specialists, not only pilots but also aviation engineers who will maintain aircraft on a daily basis, combat control officers and others.

Ihnat also noted that the lists of Ukrainian pilots for training on modern fighters have long been formed, but no Ukrainian pilot has yet gone on training.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 06/06/2023

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