Growing List of Countries ‘Ready’ to Join F-16s for Ukraine Program
Norway and Poland are the latest among an expanding list of NATO countries who say they are ready to begin training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets, after US President Joe Biden announced approval to allow the Europeans to provide Western fighters at last week’s Group of Seven summit in Japan. It marked a reversal of policy after months of internal administration debate.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said this week that training has already begun in several countries, and Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak followed by saying Warsaw stands “ready.”
“We’re ready. The Polish side is ready to train pilots on F-16…