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US v Russia! Poland transfers ALL its jets as war takes to the skies – boost for Ukraine

The nation is ready to switch its MIG-29 fighter jets to a US airbase, the Polish international ministry claimed because it introduced a transfer that might show crucially useful for Kyiv.

Washington has been taking a look at a proposal underneath which Poland would provide Ukraine with Soviet-era fighters, which Ukrainian pilots are skilled to fly, and in flip obtain American F-16s to make up for his or her loss. The operation can be “speedy and freed from cost” and, in accordance with Warsaw, hopes to set off initiatives “in the identical vein” from NATO allies.

Poland’s international ministry stated in a press release: “The authorities of the Republic of Poland, after consultations between the president and the federal government, are able to deploy — instantly and freed from cost — all their MIG-29 jets to the Rammstein Air Base and place them on the disposal of the federal government of the US of America.

“On the similar time, Poland requests the US to supply us with used plane with corresponding operational capabilities.

“Poland is able to instantly set up the circumstances of buy of the planes.

“The Polish authorities additionally requests different NATO Allies — house owners of MIG-29 jets — to behave in the identical vein.”

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Poland is believed to have 28 of the Soviet-era warplanes.

The announcement follows claims earlier on Tuesday by UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace that Britain would help Poland if it determined to supply Ukraine with fighter jets.

Mr Wallace warned the Poles, nonetheless, might need direct penalties for them.

He stated: “I might help the Poles and no matter alternative they make.

“We’d shield Poland, we’ll assist them with something that they want.

“Poland will perceive that the alternatives they make is not going to solely immediately assist Ukraine, which is an efficient factor, but additionally could carry them into direct line of fireplace from international locations equivalent to Russia or Belarus.”

The Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was in London to satisfy Mr Johnson alongside the leaders of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary, the so-called V4 group contained in the European Union, on Tuesday.

The choice of the Poles to switch the MiG-29s to Ukraine by means of Washington was supported by Mr Johnson regardless that he publicly insists such a deal is a sovereign resolution for Warsaw.

Mr Morawiecki, regardless of publicly acknowledging the settlement might be seen by Russia as too far an involvement within the battle, was reportedly able to go forward with the proposal if it was backed by NATO.

The method of Poland, a detailed ally to Ukraine, to the disaster stands out as being essentially the most keen to soak up folks fleeing their war-torn nation seeking security.

Out of the greater than two million Ukrainians who in accordance with the UNHCR have to date escaped, over half have gone to Poland.

With a 310-mile shared border, the Japanese European nation had acquired 1,204,403 refugees by Tuesday, and the federal government has introduced plans to arrange an 8bn złoty (£1.34bn) refugee fund, together with the availability of a one-off cost of 300 złoty (£50) for every incoming Ukrainian individual.

Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have all welcomed multiple hundred refugees.

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