Umerov calls on Denmark to finance training of more F-16 pilots

Umerov calls on Denmark to finance training of more F-16 pilots

Defense Minister Rustem Umerov called on Denmark to finance the training of more Ukrainian pilots on F-16s in other countries if possible.

The Ministry of Defense announced this on Facebook, Ukrinform reported.

"Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov, together with Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi, met with a Danish delegation led by Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen in Kyiv," the statement said.

Umerov noted that defense cooperation between the two countries is growing, and a new unified mechanism for investing in Ukrainian companies is being developed. The priorities in this area are direct investment, joint defense companies, and localization of production in Ukraine.

The Defense Minister thanked his Danish counterpart for his country's role in numerous initiatives in support of Ukraine, especially for its co-leadership in providing F-16 aircraft and training Ukrainian pilots.

Read also: President Zelensky meets with Denmark’s defense chief

"I call on our Danish partners to finance the training of more Ukrainian F-16 pilots in other countries, if possible," Umerov said.

He also briefed the Danish delegation on the situation on the battlefield.

The parties discussed the immediate and long-term needs of the Ukrainian army, the Defense Ministry added.

As reported, Danish Defense Minister Poulsen took part in the XVI Kyiv Security Forum. He said that NATO countries can and must do more to support Ukraine, as it will be too late in two or three years.

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 the website of a foreign media outlet. Materials marked as "Advertisement" or with a disclaimer reading "The material has been posted in accordance with Part 3 of Article 9 of the Law of Ukraine "On Advertising" No. 270/96-VR of July 3, 1996 and the Law of Ukraine "On the Media" No. 2849-Х of March 31, 2023 and on the basis of an agreement/invoice.

© 2015-2024 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: