Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday welcomed US President Joe Biden’s support for the United States to train Ukrainian pilots to use F-16 fighter jets.
Zelensky wrote Twitter: “I welcome the historic decision of the United States and the President of the United States to support an international alliance to provide fighter jets.”
“This will greatly improve our military’s capability in the air,” he said, adding, “I intend to discuss the practical application of this decision at the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan”.
There has been no firm official confirmation of any US approval to train Ukrainian pilots in the use of F-16 fighter jets, but a US administration source told Al-Hurrah TV on Friday that Biden supports the US idea. F-16 for Ukrainian pilots. Training to use the 16″ had long been requested by Kiev in the face of an invasion by Moscow.
The source told Al-Hura that Biden announced Washington’s support for training Ukrainian pilots to fly these types of aircraft.
According to AFP, Denmark announced it would train Ukrainian pilots on F-16s “after US approval”.
Britain and France had earlier announced that they would train Ukrainian pilots to use these fighter jets.
According to the French press agency, “Agence France Presse,” the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, and his Dutch counterpart, Mark Rutte, want to create an “international alliance” for Ukraine to receive this type of aircraft.
Last Monday, Sunak announced that Britain was preparing to open a flight college to train Ukrainian pilots, while French President Emmanuel Macron offered to do the same but ruled out sending fighter jets to Kiev.
Ukraine requested to attack the Russians… Facts about the “F-16” fighter jet
For months, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on his Western allies to provide his country with F-16 fighter jets to help the Ukrainian military strike deeper into Russian forces.
Although Ukraine has repeatedly requested airlifts from Western countries to help repel the Russian invasion that has been ongoing for more than a year, these countries have so far been reluctant to do so.
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