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A Polish Air Force MiG-29 jet fires up during a demonstration on August 24, 2013 – Photo: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland will ship to Ukraine 4 MiG-29 fighters In the coming days, Polish President Andrzej Duda said Thursday (16), it will be the first of the Western partners to offer such flights.

One of the staunch supporters of Ukraine, the Polish government A leadership role By persuading partners to deliver Heavy weapon To Ukraine.

“First, in the next few days, as far as I can remember, we will deliver four aircraft in full operational order to Ukraine,” Duda told a press conference. “The rest is being prepared and taken care of.”

Duda said Poland had 10 to 20 MiG 29 jets.

On Tuesday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the delivery could take four to six weeks.

NATO allies in the former communist east, such as Poland and Slovakia, have supported Ukraine since Russia invaded it on February 24, 2022.

Slovakia is also considering sending MiG-29 jets to Ukraine, but still undecided.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Thursday that discussions are underway to send fighter jets out of the country. “This is something we are discussing in the Group of Allies. It is a great wish of Ukraine.”she said.

Poland has already sent 14 German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

MiG-29 fighters are the original aircraft SovietDesigned for air combat and used since 1983.

A Slovak Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet during an air show on August 27, 2022 — Photo: Petr David Josek/AP

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