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US, Netherlands, Denmark declare offering F-16s to Ukraine

The US, the Netherlands and Denmark announced Wednesday providing US-made F-16s to Ukraine.

“We, the co-leaders of the Air Force Capability Coalition for Ukraine, have been working to provide operational F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine,” said a joint statement made on F-16s for Ukraine from U.S. President Joseph Biden, Dutch Prime Minister Dick Schoof, and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

The Danish and Dutch governments are in the process of donating American-made F-16s to Ukraine, with the support of the United States, the statement, issued by the White House, added.

“The transfer process for these F-16s is now underway, and Ukraine will be flying operational F-16s this summer. We are unable to provide additional details at this time due to operational security concerns,” it noted.

“We are grateful to Belgium and Norway for committing to provide further aircraft, and to the other members of the Air Force Capability Coalition for their support.

“We are committed to further enhancing Ukraine’s air c
apabilities, which will include squadrons of modern fourth generation F-16 multi-role aircraft. The coalition intends to support their sustainment and armament, as well as further associated training for pilots to enhance operational effectiveness “We will continue to coordinate jointly in support of Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against Russian aggression,” it concluded.

Source: Kuwait News Agency