Denmark 'open' to delivering F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine - minister


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Oct 20, 2015
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COPENHAGEN, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Denmark is "open" to the idea of sending fighter jets to Ukraine to help its war effort against the Russian invasion, the Danish defence minister said on Friday, according to state broadcaster DR.

"I won't rule out that at some point it may be necessary to look at the contribution of fighter jets," acting Defence Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said.

The Danish air force has purchased 77 F-16 jets since the 1970s, according to the armed forces. Around 30 of them are currently in operation, according to local media reports.

Ukraine has this year asked Western allies for more advanced weapons including fighter jets.

Western countries that have provided Ukraine with arms have so far refused to send fighter jets or long-range weapons capable of striking deep inside Russia.

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