Kiev, Aug 21: Ukraine will get at least 42 F-16 fighter jets after the end of the training course for pilots, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
"F-16. Breakthrough agreement ... Thank you, the Netherlands," Zelensky wrote in a Telegram post on Sunday after meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at a Dutch military base in Eindhoven, Xinhua news agency reported.
The F-16 fighters will help Ukraine to boost its air defence capabilities, Zelensky said.
On Saturday, Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said that the F-16 training for Ukrainian pilots and support staff has begun.
The training programme will last at least six months, Reznikov said.