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Zelenskyy: Danish F-16s will arrive in Ukraine very soon

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 15:33
Zelenskyy: Danish F-16s will arrive in Ukraine very soon
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on the sidelines of the Global Peace Summit in Switzerland, where, amongst other things, they discussed the transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.

Source: Zelenskyy on Twitter (X), as reported by European Pravda

Details: A number of Western countries have united in a fighter jet coalition led by Denmark and the Netherlands with the aim of supplying Kyiv with modern aircraft, and training pilots and support personnel.

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Quote: "During our meeting, we discussed preparations for the transfer of Danish F-16 aircraft, which will be delivered to Ukraine shortly,"  Zelenskyy said.

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According to him, the officials also discussed the acceptance of the negotiation framework and the start of negotiations on Ukraine's EU accession in June. 

"I am grateful to Mette Frederiksen for participating in the Peace Summit and for Denmark's active assistance in engaging the countries of the Global South in the Peace Formula implementation," Zelenskyy concluded.

Recently, Dutch Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren stated that the first F-16s would be delivered to Ukraine as early as this summer and that the supply of these combat aircraft will be put on a "constant flow" from then on.

In May, the UK newspaper Evening Standard reported with reference to a high-ranking military source that Ukraine would receive the first batch of F-16 fighter jets "within weeks". 

Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced that Ukraine will be allowed to use Danish-supplied F-16 fighter jets to strike military targets inside Russia.

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