The United States says Poland’s proposal to send fighter jets to Ukraine raises “grave concerns for the entire NATO” alliance.
Another setback in the possibility that Poland will give up its MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine to defend itself against a Russian invasion: the US says this option could “raises serious concerns for the entire NATO“.
This Tuesday, Poland announced that it would put MiG-29s (fighters developed by the Soviet Union, in which the Ukrainian armed forces are trained) at the disposal of the United States to be sent to Ukraine, They are asking for Western fighters with the same operational capabilityso as not to be able to defend Polish airspace.
But the United States now says the supply is unsustainable.
“We are in contact with the Polish government after today’s statement‘, says the Pentagon in report. “As we have said, the decision to transfer Polish aircraft to Ukraine is ultimately a decision of the Polish government.”
“We will continue to consult with our allies and partners about our current security assistance to Ukraine because, in effect, Poland’s proposal shows some of the complications it raises‘ continues the statement.
“The possibility of combat aircraft ‘at the disposal of the USA government’ from a US/NATO air base in Germany to the contested airspace between Russia and Ukraine raises serious concerns for the entire NATOThe Pentagon adds.
It is simply not clear to us that there is an objectively logical explanation for this. We will continue to consult with Poland and our other NATO allies on this issue and the difficult logistical challenges it poses, But we don’t think Poland’s proposal is sustainable. “
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