Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is happy about the Netherlands and Demark’s decision to provide US-made fighter jets, the F-16 for Ukraine to defend itself against Russia’s invasion.
US-Made F-16 for Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has expressed appreciation for the Netherlands and Denmark’s significant choice to supply his country with F-16 fighters jet made in the United States. These jets will help Ukraine respond to the situation with Russia without showing a strong opinion one way or the other.
According to DNYUZ, Lockheed Martin is a company that manufactures the F-16 fighter jets. They make these jets not only in the United States but also in countries like Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway.
For many months, President Zelenskyy of Ukraine has been asking for better fighter planes to improve the country’s old air force. This is because Ukraine is fighting back against Russian forces in the eastern part of the country. The United States recently declared giving F-16 for Ukraine. The pilots from Ukraine will start learning how to use these jets this month. If everything goes well, Ukraine might start using these new planes to help protect their country in early 2004.
More about US-Made F-16 for Ukraine
The F-16, also called the Fighting Falcon, has its first flight in 1976. This airplane can do both attacking and defending, and lots of countries in different parts of the world use it for fighting with other planes and hitting target on the ground.
Denmark’s Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, mentioned that a total of 19 fighter jets F-16 for Ukraine will be given. They plan to deliver six jets by the end of this year, eight more next year and five in 2025, according to Aljazeera.
President Zelenskyy visited Denmark and went to an airbase called Skrydstrup, where he was warmly welcomed by Prime Minister Frederiksen. Before this, Zelenskyy also went to Sweden, where he talked with Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson about making combat vehicles together and teaching Ukrainian pilots to use Gripen fighter jets. As Frederiksen mentioned, more than 70 Ukrainian military officers have traveled to Denmark to receive training. Ukraine is planning for several dozen pilots to be taught as part of this training.