Denmark Is Ready to Provide “F-16” to Ukraine

by Meifan Honcharuk
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Denmark Is Ready to Provide “F-16” to Ukraine

Firstly, this step must be approved by the manufacturer of fighters — the United States

On June 17, acting Danish defence minister Troels Lund Poulsen announced that he supported the idea of transferring the F-16 to Ukraine.

"I'd like to say that I can't imagine us not being supportive. Ukraine needs planes. More than ever, if they want to win their fight. This also applies to the Danish F-16 combat aircraft," Troels Lund Poulsen, during a press conference at Folkemodet on Bornholm.

However, for the transfer to be, first of all, permission must be obtained from the manufacturer and copyright holder of the fighters the United States. Today, Denmark has 43 fighters in service, 30 of which are actively used. Over time, they will be replaced by F-35s, and, ideally, obsolete F-16s can be transferred to Ukraine.

Also, acting minister Poulsen offered to train Ukrainian F-16 pilots at the Skrydstrup military base in Jutland, Denmark. This will help strengthen international educational and aviation assistance to Ukraine.

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