Ukrainian, Belgian Defense Ministers discuss Belgium’s transfer of F-16 jets to Ukraine

Ukrainian, Belgian Defense Ministers discuss Belgium’s transfer of F-16 jets to Ukraine
# 05 December 2023 15:44 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov and Belgian Defense Minister Ludivine Dedonder have met and discussed the supply of F-16 fighter aircraft to Ukraine, as well as pilot training efforts, Ukrainian Defense Ministry made the relevant statement on Facebook, APA reports citing Ukrinform.

According to the ministry, the Belgian side has confirmed its intent to send the F-16 fighter aircraft to Ukraine in 2025.

“We highly appreciate your steadfast support and comprehensive involvement in the process of strengthening the defense capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” Umerov said in the course of the meeting.

Ukraine’s defense chief emphasized that it is necessary to start establishing the supply chains of ammunition, spare parts and equipment required by the F-16 fighter aircraft.

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