As part of the 25th military aid plan for Ukraine, Belgium is allocating €100 million in aid for the maintenance of F-16 combat aircraft to be delivered to Ukraine.

“The Belgian Government has approved a 25th military aid plan for Ukraine, Defense Minister Ludivine Dedonder announced on Friday. This plan entails a €100 million [$108 million] commitment towards maintaining the F-16 fleet which is currently being set up in Ukraine,” the report says.

It is noted that Belgium is among 13 coalition member countries piloting the F-16 initiative under the leadership of the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United States.

It is also stressed that both Belgium and its defense sector will continue their support for Ukraine in its struggle to reclaim its territory. In October 2023, during the unexpected Brussels visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Belgian government also pledged to transfer Belgian F-16s to Ukraine in 2024. This decision, however, will need to be confirmed by the government in power at the time.


As Ukrinform reported, in 2024, Belgium intends to provide Ukraine with military assistance worth €611 million and participate in six coalitions to support the Armed Forces and train Ukrainian soldiers.

During his visit to Kyiv, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said that this year Belgium's total contribution to military support for Ukraine would exceed €1 billion.

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