Finland could consider supplying aircraft to Ukraine, PM says

Sanna Marin in Kyiv on March 10, 23
Sanna Marin in Kyiv on March 10, 23

“Yes, I think we can discuss (F/A-18) Hornets, whether they could be transferred to Ukraine and what kind of preparation that would entail,” said Marin.

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She added the question is still in very early stages of discussion and requires “broad” international cooperation.

In 2021, Finland placed an order for 64 U.S.-made 5th gen F-35A jet fighters to replace its aging fleet of F/A-18 Hornets. First F-35s are expected to arrive in Finland in 2025.

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Marin visited Kyiv on March 10, meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and attending the memorial service for Hero of Ukraine Dmytro Kotsyubailo, who was killed in battle near Bakhmut on March 7.

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The PM announced a forthcoming package of security assistance to Ukraine will include heavy military equipment, and EUR 29 million ($31 million) in humanitarian aid.

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