Ukrainian and Danish Foreign Ministers Discuss F-16s and Artillery Reinforcement at NATO Summit

Wednesday, 12 July 2023

The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Denmark have, on the sidelines of the NATO summit, discussed the prospects of providing Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets and strengthening Ukraine's artillery.

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, noted on Twitter  that at a meeting with his Danish counterpart, Lars Løkke, he had thanked him for Denmark's leading role in the formation of the aircraft coalition.

"Ukrainian pilots and technicians will soon begin training to operate F-16s and we count on speeding up the delivery of jets. We also discussed ways to boost Ukraine’s artillery capabilities."

On Tuesday, 11 partner countries, together with Ukraine, signed a memorandum defining the conditions for training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets.

At the end of June, the Danish government announced 1.3 billion Danish kroner (about €170 million) in military support for Ukraine.

The aid package includes, among other things, air defence missiles, ammunition, bomb disposal vehicles and funds for the purchase of artillery shells.

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