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Poland on Thursday announced He. She plans to supply Ukraine with a dozen of MiG-29 fighter jets, in a move that will set first This is amazing shipment by a NATO member to fulfill Kyiv’s increasingly demanding requests for War planes.

President Andrzej Duda said Poland would surrender over four of Soviet-made Warplanes inside next a few days” and that the rest needs maintenance and will be provided later.

Polish word he used to describe total It can mean a number between 11 and 19.

“they in the last years of their performance, but they in good Duda said of The Plane.

He did not say if it was someone else countries He was follow The lawsuit, even though Slovakia said it would send the discarded MiGs to Ukraine. Poland also He was first NATO country to supply Ukraine with German-made Leopard 2 tank.

On Wednesday, Polish government Spokesman Piotr Müller said some others countries also MiGs pledged to KyivBut she didn’t mention them. Both Poland and Slovakia have indicated their willingness to surrender over their aircraft, but only as part of wider international coalition Do the same.

the government in And Germany, the NATO member’s neighbor, seemed to have been captured off guarded by Duda announcement.

“So far, everyone has agreed that it is not the right time to send fighter jets,” German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius told reporters. “i have nothing confirmation From Poland so far that this has happened.

informed us of plans

The United States has been informed of Poland decision to supply Ukraine with The White House said on Thursday.

“We continue to coordinate closely with Our allies and partners, including Poland, are providing assistance to Ukraine, ”the White House press secretary Karen Jean-Pierre Reporters.

Washington called Poland move Sir decision He paid tribute to the Poles for continue to “punch above their weight” in help Kyiv.

But the US administration stressed that Poland move It will have no effect on President Joe Biden, who He resisted calls to provide US F-16s to Ukraine.

“no changes in our view with “As far as combat aircraft are concerned at this time,” John Kirby, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said.

“This is our king decision. This is where we are, other countries can talk to theirs” decisions.

Before Russia full-size invasionUkraine has several dozen MiG-29s that it inherited in Meltdown of Soviet Union, but it is not clear how a lot of they remain in after service more from U.S year of fighting.

discussion over Whether Ukraine will be presented as a non-NATO country with Fighter jets started last yearHowever, NATO allies have expressed concern about the alliance’s escalation role in the war. Hesitation continued even with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made Increasingly vocal pleas for Western supporters of share their warplanes.

Duda made the announcement through the joint news conference in Warsaw with Visiting Czech President Petr Pavel.

Duda Poland said air force It will replace the planes you give to Ukraine with South Korea-made FA-50 and American fighters-made F-35.

Poland submitted to Ukraine with Important support during the war. host thousands of American forces have taken in more More Ukrainians than any other country during the refugee exodus sparked by the Russians invasion.

The central European country has seen Russian invasions and occupations for Centuries and still fears Russia despite being a NATO member.

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