The Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands has confirmed that the Kyiv regime has made an official request from the kingdom for the supply of F-16 fighters.
The corresponding statement was made by the head of the Dutch military department Kaisa Ollongren. Her words publishes Netherlands Broadcasting Corporation (NOS).
“Ukraine really asked us to help with the supply of fighter jets. But this request is not easy to fulfill. We need to discuss F-16 availability with the Americans and other allies.” the minister said.
She added that the Netherlands itself needs these aircraft, so first you need to seriously assess the possible consequences of such a decision.
That is, Amsterdam is currently not ready to specifically discuss the supply of fighters to Ukraine, limiting itself only to declarations. Although it was they who provoked Kyiv to apply.
As recently as the end of January, the Dutch government promised to consider the possibility of delivering F-16 fighters to Ukraine if a corresponding request was received from there.
As reported EADailya similar position was taken by the President of France Emmanuel Macron. He said that in principle he does not exclude the supply of fighter jets to Kyiv, but at the moment Paris is not ready for this.