June 18, 2024

Poland will send 4 MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine in the coming days | world

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A Polish Air Force MiG-29 fires flares during a parade on August 24, 2013 – Photo: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland will send to Ukraine 4 MiG-29 fighters In the coming days, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday (16), becoming the first Western allies to supply such aircraft.

The Polish government has taken one of Ukraine’s staunchest supporters leadership role By convincing allies to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine.

“First of all, literally, in the next few days, as far as I remember, we will deliver four planes to Ukraine in full working order,” Duda told a news conference. “The rest is prepared and taken care of.”

Duda said that Poland has approx 10 to 20 MiG-29s.

On Tuesday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the deliveries could take place within four to six weeks.

NATO allies in the former communist east, such as Poland and Slovakia, have been supporting Ukraine since Russia invaded the country on February 24, 2022.

Slovakia is also considering sending MiG-29 aircraft For Ukraine, but has not yet come to a decision.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Thursday that the controversy over sending fighter jets from the country continues. “This is something we are discussing in the group of allied nations. It is Ukraine’s great wish.”She said.

Poland has already sent 14 German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

MiG-29 fighters are original aircraft SovietDesigned for air combat and in use since 1983.

A Slovak Air Force MiG-29 fighter during an airshow on August 27, 2022 – Photo: Petr David Josek/AP

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