Norway to transfer F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine - mass media
Norway will transfer F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. Thus, the Kingdom will become the third NATO country after the Netherlands and Denmark to provide Kyiv with combat aircraft.
This is reported by the edition TV2, citing information from its own sources. "Several independent sources confirmed to TV channel TV 2 that Norway has decided to give Ukraine F-16," - stated in the material.
It is noteworthy that today the Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre is on an official visit to Kiev.
In June, Støre was personally invited by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. He wanted the Prime Minister to attend the Independence Day of Ukraine, which is celebrated on the day of the country's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Earlier, Norwegian Defence Minister Bjorn Arild Gramm said that his ministry would support the training of Ukrainian pilots and personnel on F-16 fighter jets. He called for the country's parliament to agree on this initiative.
We shall remind you that Danish Defense Minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen said that his country had placed restrictions on Ukraine's use of F-16 fighter jets. According to him, after the Ukrainian military receives these aircraft, they will not be able to strike the territory of the terrorist state of Russia.
A Ukrainian pilot with the call sign Moonfish, who is currently undergoing training on an F-16 fighter jet, said that the allies took Ukraine's wishes into account while drawing up the training plan. According to him, more attention will be paid to missions that correspond to the realities of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Earlier it was reported that the Netherlands and Denmark are committed to transfer F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, but the deliveries will take place after certain conditions are met. Among these conditions are trained Ukrainian personnel and the necessary permits, infrastructure and logistics.