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Kyiv reveals the fact that the training of Ukrainian pilots has begun


A Ukrainian Air Force spokesman, Yuriy Ihnat, denied reports that Ukrainian pilots were already receiving training to fly F-16 fighter jets.

The Ukrainian military official added, in statements to Ukrainian media, that preparations for the program were continuing. Preparations for the training program are still ongoing.

He pointed out that representatives of the air force are now present in the countries which provide training “to study the progress of the operation, but the pilots themselves have not yet arrived”.

Bit by bit, Ukraine is getting closer to meeting its demand for F-16 fighter jets, which it says are the most effective Soviet-era fighters it currently has.

In the final steps on the road to bringing F-16 fighters into Ukraine’s arms in its war against Russia, Poland said on Tuesday it was ready to train Ukrainian pilots on these manufactured fighters. American, after the United States gave the green light.

American green light

US President Joe Biden agreed to the request of his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to obtain these fighters at the G7 meeting in Japan at the end of last week.

Biden stressed that the Ukrainians will use these fighters against Russian forces on Ukrainian soil and will not attack Russian lands.

It was seen as a major shift in Western support for Kiev, and Zelenskyy called it historic.

Delivery of these aircraft via another country is subject to prior approval from Washington, as it is considered US military technology.

Biden said American fighter jets would make a difference in the fight.

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