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The Ukrainians are already training on the F-16 – Borrell

The European Union hopes that they will soon be able to transfer F-16 fighters for Ukraine’s defense needs.

The European Union welcomes the decision of the G7 countries to prepare for the delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine and hopes that “they will be delivered as soon as possible.” Ukrainian pilots have already started training on these aircraft. This was announced on Monday, May 22, by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, in Brussels before the start of the EU Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs.

“It’s a very good idea, it’s a great step by the G7 to finally start preparing the conditions for the supply of fighters. Pilot training has started – this is the first thing to do, and we really hope I that we will. as soon as possible to supply this type of weapon to Ukraine “, – he said.

Borrell added that today the heads of foreign affairs agencies will discuss the allocation of a new tranche for weapons from the European Peace Fund for Kyiv.

Earlier it became known that the UK and the Netherlands will create a coalition of fighters for Ukraine. London and Amsterdam have agreed to support Ukraine with everything from pilot training to the purchase of F16 aircraft.

In this regard, US President Joe Biden confirmed his agreement to train Ukrainian pilots in F-16 fighters during negotiations with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky in Japan. Biden said he had received “strong assurances” from the Ukrainian leader that the F-16s would not be used to attack Russian soil.

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Source: korrespondent

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