According to Air Force Speaker Yuriy Ignat, Ukrainian pilots are being trained in the USA, Denmark and Great Britain. There are also other countries where other aviation specialists are trained.
Ukrainian pilots continue training on modern American F-16 fighters in Western countries. Speaker of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat spoke about this during a telethon on December 19.
Ignat noted that he spoke with Ukrainian pilots who are now mastering the F-16. According to him, the pilots understand that people would like to see at least photos from the training, but such materials are now “kept under lock and key.”
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The speaker emphasized that he cannot disclose information on this topic without coordinating his words with the countries that are helping Ukraine re-equip its aviation.
“Partners don’t really approve of publicity,” he explained.
At the same time, there is information about where Ukrainian pilots are trained. These are three countries: USA, Denmark and Great Britain. There are other states where other aviation specialists are trained.
“Flights with instructors are underway. Well, we are waiting for independent flights,” the speaker said.
Let us recall that on December 18, the representative of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Yuriy Ignat, said that the F-16 fighters, which Ukraine’s partners should provide to Ukraine, will not help shoot down ballistic missiles. However, this does not mean that they will not be useful for the Armed Forces.
Earlier, on December 13, the commander of the Mi-8 helicopter crew with the call sign “Hutsul” said that the F-16s are capable of changing the balance of power in the air and influencing the course of the war in Ukraine. He noted that thanks to these fighters, Ukrainian aviation will be safer.