Italy looking into possibility of training Ukrainian war pilots - Meloni

Italy looking into possibility of training Ukrainian war pilots - Meloni

Italy, together with its allies, is considering the possibility of training Ukrainian air force pilots on Western-type warplanes.

This was announced at a press conference by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who took part in the G7 summit in Japan, Ukrinform reports.

"This is a decision that we’ve not yet made and that we are evaluating together with our allies," she said, commenting on the possibility of training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets.

Read also: President Zelensky, PM Meloni talk pilot training

At the same time, Meloni noted that Italy does not have F-16 fighter jets in service so her government would not be able to supply them to Ukraine.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with Giorgia Meloni as part of a working visit to Japan, where the Group of Seven summit is taking place.

Sign up for our free newsletter

Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2023 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: