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(Reuters) – Greece will take part in training of Ukrainian air force pilots for F-16 jets, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday.

Denmark and the Netherlands on Sunday announced they would supply the first F-16s to Ukraine.

“Today, we have the important result for aviation coalition. Greece will participate in training of our pilots for F-16. I am grateful for this proposal,” Zelenskiy said during joint press-conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens.

He did not provide details of the training programme. Officials from a coalition of 11 nations have said F-16 training will take place in Denmark and Romania.

Earlier on Monday Zelenskiy told a crowd in Denmark that promised deliveries of F-16 had made him confident Ukraine could end Russia’s invasion.

(Reporting by Oleksandr Kozhukhar in Kyiv; Editing by Conor Humphries)

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