Western allies discussing supplying Ukraine with aircraft, Danish PM says
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A number of Kyiv’s international partners are discussing potentially transferring fighter jets to Ukraine, Danish PM Mette Frederiksen said in an interview with Danish broadcaster TV2 on March 16, as reported Reuters.
“This is something we’re discussing in the group of allied countries,” she said.
“It’s a big wish from Ukraine.”
On March 16, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced that his country would transfer four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in the coming days.
The United States has no objections to other countries transferring fighter jets to Ukraine, but U.S. President Joe Biden earlier ruled out sending jets to Ukraine, saying it "doesn't need F-16s right now."
On Feb. 20, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said that a positive decision on the transfer of aircraft to Ukraine would take one to two months to secure.
The UK was the first country to announce that it would start training Ukrainian fighter pilots.
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