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- The Netherlands and Denmark pledged to send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine in an effort to help the country in its war against Russia.
- The Danish armed forces announced that eight Ukrainian pilots began their F-16 training on Aug. 22, 2023.
- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Greece will also take part in the training.
Denmark has begun training eight Ukrainian pilots in flying F-16 fighter jets as part of its commitment to donate aircraft to Ukraine, the Danish armed forces said on Tuesday.
Denmark and the Netherlands on Sunday pledged to donate F-16s to Ukraine, fulfilling a longstanding wish by Ukraine that it says will help strengthen air defences and help its counter-offensive against Russia’s 2022 invasion.
The eight pilots have arrived at the Danish military air base in Skrydstrup along with 65 personnel who will be trained in maintaining and servicing the jets, the Danish armed forces said in a statement.
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Greece will also take part in the training of Ukrainian air force pilots for F-16 jets, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday.
F-16 fighter jets fly during an exercise in Antalya, Turkey, on Sept. 15, 2022. (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
NETHERLANDS AND DENMARK TO GIVE LONG PLEADED-FOR F-16S TO UKRAINE
Denmark will supply Ukraine with 19 F-16 jets and will deliver the first six jets around New Year.
The Netherlands, which has 42 F-16s, has yet to decide how many jets it will supply to Ukraine.
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Denmark currently has 43 F-16 jets and will for safety reasons not disclose how many of them are active, the Danish statement said.