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Belgium commits to deli8k8 conver 30 F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine by 2028

郑州昨日最高温45.4℃ | 8k8 con | Updated: 2024-06-18 20:03:57

Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky and Belgium's Defence Minister Ludivine Dedonder listen as they meet with Belgian F-16 pilots, instructors and technical staff at the Melsbroek military airport in Steenokkerzeel, north-east of Brussels on May 28. [Photo/Agencies]

BRUSSELS -- Belgium announced its commitment on Tuesday to deliver 30 F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine by 2028.

Visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo held talks on Tuesday. The two sides signed a bilateral security agreement, which also includes an additional military aid from Belgium to Ukraine.

The F-16s will be delivered gradually over several years, with the first batch expected this year.

This commitment is part of Belgium's broader support for Ukraine.

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