Belgium commits to ship 30 F-16 fighters to Ukraine by 2028 | EUROtoday

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Blgica promised to ship Ukraine 30 F-16 fight plane by 2028, the 2 governments introduced this Tuesday, at the start of a go to to the nation by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

It is an “agreement that commits Belgium to deliver 30 F-16s until 2028,” mentioned the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hadja Lahbiband indicated that the primary deliveries are deliberate for the top of this 12 months.

Simultaneously, Zelensky introduced on social community Alexander De Croo.

Zelensky highlighted that “for the first time, an agreement of this type specifies the exact number of F-16 fighter jets that will be delivered to Ukraine until 2028, and the first will arrive already this year.”

The signed doc “includes at least 977 million euros in Belgian military aid to Ukraine this year, as well as Belgium's commitment to provide support to our country during the ten years of the agreement,” he mentioned.

The doc additionally mentions that Belgium will contribute “modern armored vehiclesequipment to meet the needs of the air force and air defense of Ukraine, naval security, mine clearance (…) and military training.”