Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Poland to look into giving Ukraine MiG-29 fighter jets – Polish President Duda

poland considers transferring additional mig-29 fighter jets ukraine polish air force jet 2021 illustrative us force/edgar grimaldo
A Polish air force MiG-29 fighter jet in 2021. Illustrative photo: US Air Force/Edgar Grimaldo.
Poland to look into giving Ukraine MiG-29 fighter jets – Polish President Duda

In his interview with Ukrinform, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that Poland would consider giving Ukraine MiG-29 fighter jets, which are in service with the Polish air force. At the same time, if a broad aviation coalition is formed to provide Ukraine with F-16 aircraft, Poland will certainly join it.

“The training of Ukrainian pilots [on F-16 jets] requires long months of exercises, there is no doubt about that,” he said noting that at the same time, if Mikoyan MiG-29 planes or Sukhoy Su planes are provided to Kyiv, Ukrainian pilots would be “ready to fly them almost immediately.”

Therefore, the MiGs will immediately strengthen Ukraine’s capabilities.

“Of course, very few NATO allies have MiG aircraft in service. We still have several such planes, and we will look into this issue,” Duda said.

“According to Duda, there is a ‘problem’ with the issue of Warsaw providing F-16 fighter jets to Kyiv, since there are simply not enough of them in Poland, taking into account the scale and overall potential of the country. He reminded that Poland is currently awaiting F-35 and FA-50 aircraft, which have been purchased from the US and South Korea, respectively,” Ukrinform wrote.

Read also:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Premium journalism from across Europe.
    • Tailored to your needs, translated into English.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts