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NATO says F-16 training for Ukrainians does not make it a party to the conflict


BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Training Ukrainian pilots in flying U.S.-built F-16 fighter jets does not make NATO a party to the conflict, the alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday.

“Ukraine has the right of self-defence…We help Ukraine to uphold that right,” he told reporters. “That doesn’t make NATO and NATO allies a party to the conflict.”

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold and Andrew Gray)

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