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Zelensky: Danish F-16 to Arrive in Ukraine in Near Future

Zelensky: Danish F-16 to Arrive in Ukraine in Near Future

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F-16 fighters, which Denmark transfers to the Ukrainian Air Forces, will arrive in the near future.

This was announced by President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.

“I am grateful to Mette Frederiksen for his participation in the Peace Summit and Denmark’s active assistance in attracting the countries of the Global South to the implementation of the ” peace formula.” During the meeting, we had the opportunity to discuss the preparation for the transfer of Danish F-16 aircraft, which will arrive in Ukraine in the near future,” reads the statement.

Zelensky added that the parties separately talked about approving the negotiating framework and starting negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the EU in June 2024.

Danish F-16

According to plans, the Ukrainian Air Force should receive F-16 fighters from Denmark in the summer of 2024.

Винищувач Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM Fighting Falcon повітряних сил Данії. Фото з відкритих джерел.

Eight Ukrainian tactical aviation pilots began their training in Denmark in August 2023.

Training takes place at Skrydstrup Air Base, where the Danish Air Force Fighter Wing is stationed with the 727 and 730 Squadrons.

In addition to pilots, another 65 specialists must undergo training in the maintenance and repair of this type aircraft.

Denmark has pledged to transfer 19 aircraft to F-16, which in the 2000s were upgraded under the Mid-Life Update (MLU) program.

Винищувачі F-16 Повітряних сил Данії. Фото: RDAF

Future Ukrainian fighters during the MLU program underwent major repairs and received, in particular, a more modern AN/APG-66(V)2 radar.

Recall that Denmark has not opposed using transferred F-16 fighters to conduct attacks on targets within the Russian Federation.

“Ukraine can use what we have sacrificed, including abroad, that is, for goals in Russia, if it complies with international law,” said Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

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