France announces transfer of Mirage 2000 fighters to Ukraine | Airlines

Amid the D-Day commemorative ceremonies, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the transfer of Dassault Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets to Ukraine.

“As of tomorrow, we will launch a pilot training and transfer program for these aircraft with the aim [of completing their training] by the end of the year,” Macron explained, adding that 4,500 Ukrainian infantry soldiers would also be trained and equipped by France.

“In no case are we at war with Russia and its people,” Macron added, emphasizing that the support is designed to help Ukraine protect its territory and airspace. The exact number of aircraft being transferred or their origin was not disclosed.

The Mirage 2000 is a fighter jet developed by Dassault Aviation in the 1970s. The 2000-5 is an air superiority variant of the aircraft.

(Credit: Javier Rodríguez / Wikimedia Commons)

Two French squadrons [1/2 Cigognes, 3/11 Corse – ed. note] are still operating the Mirage 2000-5, which should eventually be phased out and replaced by Rafale fighters. These aircraft are regularly deployed to the Baltic states as part of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission, meant to protect the three countries from aerial incursions and provide support in case of air emergencies since these nations have no airborne capability of their own.   

In his D-Day address, Macron also reemphasized that Ukraine has the right to strike back at…


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