Norway to help train Ukrainian pilots on F-16s

Norway to help train Ukrainian pilots on F-16s

Norway will support programs to train Ukrainian war pilots to fly F-16 fighter jets, Norwegian Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram said on Wednesday.

That’s according to Reuters citing NRK, Ukrinform reports.

"The government backs this initiative and is considering how Norway can contribute together with allies and partners," Gram said.

The Norwegian government has not decided whether to give any of its F-16 aircraft to Ukraine, the minister told public broadcaster NRK.

Read also: Training of Ukrainian pilots paves way for delivering F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine – Stoltenberg

As reported by Ukrinform, Portugal can train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets but cannot send its planes at the moment, Foreign Minister João Gomesch Cravinho said on Tuesday. Denmark also expressed readiness to train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 fighters.

Italy is currently considering, together with its allies, the possibility of training Ukrainian pilots on Western-made warplanes.

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