U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin said he hopes to start training Ukrainian soldiers in F-16 fighter jets in the next few weeks, at a meeting where countries discuss military aid to Ukraine.
Among them, U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin commented on Ukraine’s demand for F16 fighter jets, and President Biden’s announcement last week that he would support training Ukrainian soldiers at the G7 Hiroshima summit, saying, “For our unity and Ukraine’s self-defense. It sends a strong message of long-term commitment.”
“We hope that this training will begin in the next few weeks,” he said.
At a press conference after the meeting, Secretary Austin said that the Netherlands and Denmark would cooperate with the United States and others to develop a training framework, and that Norway, Belgium, Portugal and Poland had offered support. .