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Norway to donate 6 fighter jets to Ukraine

Published : 11 Jul 2024, 05:56

Updated : 11 Jul 2024, 06:13

  DF News Desk
F-16 fighter jets of the Turkish Air Force are pictured in Konya, Türkiye, June 15, 2023. File Photo: Handout via Xinhua.

Norway will donate six F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, with plans to start delivering the aircraft this year, the Norwegian government announced in a statement on Wednesday, reported Xinhua.

Last year, the Norwegian government decided to donate several F-16s to Ukraine under a framework led by Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Norway phased out its F-16s in 2021 as part of the transition to the new F-35 multirole combat aircraft.