THE Netherlands he wants to educate them Ukrainian pilots in the handling of of American F-16 fighters as soon as possible, assured the country’s Minister of Defense Kaisha Hollongren in her letter to the Dutch Parliament.

The training program will be implemented in coordination with Belgium, Denmark, the United Kingdom and other countries, he added.

Among these countries will be and Norway, since today Norwegian Defense Minister Bjorn Arild Gram said that his country supports training programs for Ukrainian pilots. “The government supports this initiative and is considering how to contribute together with its allies and partners,” write down.

The Norwegian government has not yet decided whether to provide F-16 jets to Ukraine, the minister also told public broadcaster NRK.

Russia, whose military invaded Ukraine 15 months ago, says the delivery of US F-16s to Kiev is pointless, while raising questions about NATO’s role in the war. Yesterday, Tuesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg assured that the training of Ukrainian pilots does not make the Alliance a party to the war.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has assured Washington that these aircraft will not be used on missions inside Russian territory.