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Kyiv announced the start of pilot training on F-16 fighters.

Kyiv announced the start of pilot training on F-16 fighters.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that the training of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets has already begun.

“The exercises have already begun,” Ukrainian television channel 24 quoted Reznikov as saying.

He refused to give details. According to him, instructors will report the end of the exercise when they see how pilots, engineers and technicians perceive new skills and interact with each other.

“This period of preparation in the form of training will be spent on continuing the project to understand when we will have aircraft directly. And most importantly, how much,” Reznikov added, noting that he is confident that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will use F-fighters. 16, but when exactly – the question is still open.

Earlier, a senior US administration official said that Washington had decided to approve the transfer of fourth-generation American F-16 fighter jets to Kyiv from Denmark and the Netherlands. The White House has confirmed that Ukraine will receive American-made F-16 fighter jets from third countries after the completion of its pilot training.