Ukraine says its pilots are in Poland picking up donated MiG-29 fighter jets. Poland isn’t commenting.

Bulgarian MiG-29s

Bulgarian MiG-29s Hristo Rusev/Getty Photos

European Union international coverage chief Josep Burrell stated Sunday that particular person EU nations had agreed to donate Soviet-era fighter jets to Ukraine to assist it defend itself towards Russia’s invasion, and Ukraine’s parliament said Monday that Bulgaria, Poland, and Slovakia had agreed to offer the nation greater than 70 MiG-29s and Su-25s. A Ukrainian authorities official informed Politico Monday that Ukrainian pilots have been already in Poland to begin the method of taking management of the 28 MiG-29s they’re anticipating to be donated. (Joseph Trevithick at The Drive explains why he is skeptical.)

“The potential switch of older Russian-made planes for use in fight towards Russian forces could possibly be probably the most vital second but in a wave of promised arms transfers over the previous 24 hours that features hundreds of anti-armor rockets, machine weapons, artillery, and different tools,” Politico studies. However representatives from Poland and Slovakia didn’t reply to Politico’s request for affirmation and Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov stated Monday he had rejected Ukraine’s request for fighter jets.

Different Western nations have promised to ship anti-tank weapons and different deadly armaments to Ukraine, together with Germany and, it was introduced Monday, Finland, Sweden, Australia, and Canada. “President Zelensky stated: ‘Do not give me a trip, give me ammunition,’ and that is precisely what the Australian authorities has agreed to do,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated Tuesday in saying that the “overwhelming majority” Australia’s $50 million in assist will now “be within the deadly class.”

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