US sending F-16 fighter jets to bolster Ukraine’s defence

The US has planned to send the F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine to help the battered Kiev regime to bolster its defence against the Russians.

US sending F-16 fighter jets to bolster Ukraine's defence

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The US has reportedly granted the approval for F-16 fighter jets to be sent to Ukraine from Denmark and the Netherlands.

According to western media reports, these jets are intended to bolster the Ukrainian defence against Russian forces, and the deployment will take place following the completion of pilot training, according to a US official statement on Thursday, August 17th.

The Kiev regime has been proactively pursuing US-made F-16 fighter jets to bolster its capacity to respond to the aerial supremacy of Russia, which has dominated the conflict so far.

Washington DC has officially guaranteed Denmark and the Netherlands that it will accelerate the process of approving requisite third-party transfer requests for F-16 fighter jets destined for Ukraine.

It’s also reported that Denmark and the Netherlands, the two countries leading the training coalition, had recently asked for those assurances.

Official sources said Secretary of State Antony Blinken sent letters to his Danish and Dutch counterparts assuring them that the requests would be approved.

Blinken said the approval of the third-party requests would allow Ukraine to take “full advantage of its new capabilities as soon as the first set of pilots completes their training.”

US President Joe Biden endorsed training programmes for Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets in May, but no schedules for the supply of warplanes have been presented so far.

US-based Lockheed Martin manufactures the F-16 jets, which the US has so far not tested against any hostile force with a formidable air force.

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