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Poland secretly sends attack helicopters to Ukraine – WSJ

Duda and Zelenskyy
President Zelenskyy and President Duda in Lutsk, western Ukraine. Credit: Suspilne
Poland secretly sends attack helicopters to Ukraine – WSJ

Poland sent around ten Mi-24 Soviet-era attack helicopters to Ukraine, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Polish officials have not confirmed that Poland secretly provided Ukraine with Mi-24 attack helicopters. Euromaidan Press cannot independently verify this information.

The Mi-24 is an attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for eight passengers. It was produced in the Soviet Union at Moscow Helicopter Plant and was introduced by the Soviet Air Force in 1972. The helicopter is currently used by 58 countries, including Ukraine and Poland.

Russian helicopter Mi-24P
A Russian attack helicopter Mi-24P, the modernized counterpart of the Soviet-era Mi-24 helicopter gunship.
Credit: russianplanes.net.

Poland continues to provide humanitarian and military support to Ukraine, being one of the largest arms suppliers among all of Ukraine’s allies.

Today, on 9 July, President of Poland Andrzej Duda visited Ukraine.

Duda and Zelenskyy
President Zelenskyy and President Duda in Lutsk, western Ukraine.
Credit: Suspilne

With Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Duda visited the Catholic Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Ukraine’s northwestern city of Lutsk to honor the victims of WWII and the 1943 Volyn Tragedy.

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