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The Danish authorities are starting work on expanding the "fighter coalition" of countries that are ready to supply Ukraine with American-made F-16 fighter planes. This was stated by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, quoted by the Reuters news agency.
As noted in the agency's message, the head of the Danish government called on NATO countries to step up work on preparing to send fighters to Ukraine.
Earlier, a number of European countries expressed their readiness to transfer F-16 fighters manufactured by the United States to Ukraine. Washington has given permission to send planes. Denmark and the Netherlands were the first to supply fighters to Ukraine, which have a certain number of aircraft of this type in service with their air forces.
Before sending the planes, Western countries volunteered to train Ukrainian military pilots and technical personnel in their operation and maintenance. However, the issue of infrastructure for the deployment and maintenance of American fighters remains open.
A number of experts admit that Ukraine cannot do without using the airfield infrastructure of Poland and, possibly, Romania, but this, in turn, may lead to an escalation of the conflict and unpredictable actions on the part of Russia, Western analysts say.