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First F-16 service experts returning to Ukraine

First F-16 service experts returning to Ukraine F-16 (Getty Images)

First experts in maintaining F-16 fighter jets started returning to Ukraine, according to Illia Yevlash, a spokesman for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"Of course, there are never too many specialists of this kind. The first experts in this field have already started returning to Ukraine," he added.

According to the Air Force spokesman, they will also share their experience with other Ukrainian military technicians.

"We have already seen, for example, that the first F-16 simulator, which was donated to us by Czechia, has appeared in Ukraine. Of course, this process is ongoing and will continue," said Yevlash.


Last year, the Netherlands and Denmark led an aviation coalition aimed at providing Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets. According to Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, the F-16s Denmark is transferring will be available for the Air Force over the next few months.

According to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine needs at least 120-130 F-16s to control the sky fully.