Poland is ready to give Ukraine a MiG-29 fighter, but only via NATO

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateush Morawicki said on Wednesday that Poland is ready to make its MiG-29 fighter available in Ukraine, but the move entails safety risks, not just in Warsaw. , Only possible through NATO as a whole.

The Polish Russian MiG-29 fighter has the potential to be quickly deployed in Ukraine as pilots are trained on this type of aircraft. However, this move carries risks, as Russia has warned that as a party to the conflict, it will consider a country that will provide the Moscow army with the use of airfields for planes that will go on strike.

Polish authorities seem to have drawn a clear line in speculation about whether MiG will participate in the fight in Ukraine. Poland is prepared to provide fighters, but does not want the risks associated with movement to occur alone.

“Poland is not on the side of this war (…) and NATO is not on the side of this war,” Morawicki said during an official visit to Vienna, Austria. “Serious decisions such as the delivery of an airplane must be unanimously made clearly by all of the North Atlantic Alliance.”

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Polish Prime Minister Mateushmoraviecki will speak at a press conference at the end of the second day of the European Union Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on October 22, 2021. (JohnThys / AFP via Getty Images)

Morawicki added that the negotiations continue to provide Ukraine with jets. Ukraine is desperate to reach out to the plane to thwart Russia’s attack.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for a quicker resolution of the uncertainties surrounding the MiG relocation on Wednesday.

Zelensky described holdup as one of “logistics” and “technical problems” and called for a “quick” solution.

“We are at war! This is not ping pong! It’s about human life! Once again, resolve this quickly and send the aircraft,” he said. Wednesday video message..

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will speak at a news briefing in Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 24, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Conference / Distribution via Reuters)

Pentagon Suggestion by Poland will transfer MiG storage to the United States and hand it over to the US / NATO Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany, for further disposal by NATO.

“The prospect of” free-to-use “fighters departing from Germany’s US / NATO base and flying into airspace that is in conflict with Russia over Ukraine raises serious concerns throughout the NATO alliance. “Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.

“It is simply not clear to us that it has a substantive rationale. We continue to work with Poland and other NATO allies on this issue and the difficult logistical challenges it poses. We will discuss it, but I do not believe that Poland’s proposal is supportive, “he added.

Kirby added that it was up to the Polish government to decide whether to move MiG to Ukraine.

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A MiG-29 jet fighter operated by the Bulgarian Air Force on February 17, 2022 at Graph Ignatievo, Bulgaria. (HristoRusev / Getty Images)

Previously, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States gave Poland a “green light” to provide fighter jets to Ukraine, causing hope among those who wanted to see the fight against the Russian army, and those who feared the move. He said he was astonished. It leads to hostile escalation.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the transatlantic defense pact must ensure that the conflict in Ukraine does not spread to neighboring countries.

He warned that the expanded conflict was more dangerous and destructive than the local hostilities that are currently uproaring Ukraine.

“We need to end this conflict, not expand it,” said NATO chief. Said in remark A joint press conference with Latvian President Egils Levits on March 8 in Riga, Latvia.

Russian officials have warned that the direct involvement of NATO members in the conflict in Ukraine is considered an act of war and effectively draws other allies into the conflict.

NATO allies claimed that their troops remained on the sidelines.

“We are not hostile to the Russian people and do not want to put the great and world powers in a pinch,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a recent editorial.

“This is not a NATO conflict, it will not be a conflict. No ally has sent combat troops to Ukraine,” he emphasized.

Tom Ojimek


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