9 Mar 2022

US rejects Poland’s offer to send fighter jets to Ukraine

Washington Correspondent

With the Ukrainian government desperate for more ways to protect its skies, a Polish plan to pass Mig-29 jets to Ukraine in return for equipment in kind from the US must have seemed welcome.

But it appears that Poland hadn’t run the details past the Biden administration.

Within hours a statement from the Pentagon said the scheme was “not tenable” and raised serious concerns for the Nato Alliance.