14:31 16 Mar 2023

Ukraine will receive first four MiG-29 jets in coming days – Duda

In the coming days, the first four of the 10 MiG-29 fighters promised by Poland will be delivered to Ukraine.

Polish President Andrzej Duda said this at a joint press conference with his Czech counterpart Petr Pavel in Warsaw, Ukrinform reports.

"In the coming days, we will hand over four planes… And we will gradually hand over the rest during the year," Duda said.

Duda said that the decision to transfer the planes was made at the level of state authorities.

"We can confidently say we are sending these MiGs to Ukraine now. We still have a dozen of these MiGs today. These are the MiGs we received in the early 1990s," the Polish president noted.

He emphasized that these aircraft will replace the FA-50 from South Korea in service with the Polish army, the first of which is expected by the end of the year. And then, they will be joined by squadrons of F-35 aircraft.

We will remind you that the day before, at the press conference, the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, was asked when the planes could be handed over to Ukraine. The head of the Polish government said this could happen in April.

"Delivery of MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine can take place within 4-6 weeks," said the Polish Prime Minister.

As Rubryka reported, Slovakia and Poland agreed to jointly transfer MIG-29 combat aircraft to Ukraine. Bratislava is ready to hand over 11 fighter jets, but the parliament must first approve it.


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