Some of the Western F-16 fighters that the partners will provide to Ukraine as part of defense aid will be deployed at foreign air bases to protect the aircraft from Russian strikes, according to Serhii Holubtsov, chief of aviation of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Report informs via RBC-Ukraine.

The brigadier general notes that 4 countries have confirmed the provision of these aircraft to Ukraine, but expressed the opinion that the number may increase over time, as almost all countries with F-16s are gradually rearming with F-35s.