to updateBloomberg News reported on the basis of two anonymous sources that the Netherlands will donate some F-16s to Ukraine. The Dutch Army has a total of 42 of these American combat aircraft. It is not known how many of these will go to Ukraine.
Fearing a Russian backlash, Ukraine’s Western allies have long hesitated about delivering the fighter jets. Just last weekend the United States, which produces the F-16, gave the go-ahead at the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. A number of Western European countries, including Belgium and the Netherlands, have already announced their willingness to help train Ukrainian pilots.
look. A number of Western European countries, including Belgium and the Netherlands, have already announced their willingness to help train Ukrainian pilots.
Last night it was announced that the Netherlands, along with Denmark, will take the lead in training the F-16 for Ukrainian pilots. Our northern neighbors want to start training this summer. When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the Netherlands earlier this month, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said there were “no taboos” but that it took time to reach a decision with all allies.
Ukraine wants 48 combat aircraft
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry expects 48 F-16 fighter jets to liberate the country. Earlier, the Ukrainian Air Force spoke of dozens of aircraft, without giving exact numbers.
Ukraine places a lot of hope in the F-16 fighter jets. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that the US-made aircraft would not only bolster the country’s defences, but also send a strong signal to Russia that aggression will fail. But Russia believes that the planes will become a target for the Russian army and will not be decisive in the course of the war.
See also. “Moscow has begun to transfer some tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus,” says Lukashenko.
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