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Norway is assessing how to contribute to training and education of Ukrainian personnel on fighter aircraft

Government of Norway

News story | Date: 25/05/2023

- Norway will consider how to contribute to the education and training of Ukrainian personnel on the F-16 fighter plane, says Norwegian minister of Defense Bjørn Arild Gram.

The United States and several European countries have indicated that they are positive to train Ukrainian personnel on F-16.

- The Norwegian government is positive to this initiative. Together with allies and partners, Norway is now assessing how we can contribute to education and training, says Gram.

Since the beginning of the war, Norway has continued to donate military material to Ukraine. The donation of military equipment is crucial to Ukraine's ability to defend itself against the Russian invasion.

- The government has prioritized donations of military material and support to Ukraine with high impact in the short term. This includes NASAMS air defense systems, artillery and artillery ammunition as well as Main Battle tanks. Norway also contributes to the training and education of Ukrainian personnel, both in Norway and abroad. It is important that we continue to stand together in support of Ukraine. Norway will continue to support Ukraine against the Russian invasion forces as long as required, says Gram.

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