Russia said on Friday it would destroy planes Ukraine receives from its allies.
“As we have said many times, the supply of this military equipment will not change the outcome of the special military operation…Of course, all this equipment will be destroyed,” the spokesman for the military told reporters. Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, using the Russian term for full-scale war against Ukraine.
D. Peskov made such a comment after two NATO members, Poland and Slovakia, announced that they would transfer MiG-29 fighter jets to the defense of Ukraine. They became the first Alliance countries to commit to sending warplanes to kyiv.
On Friday morning, Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger announced that the Slovak government had agreed to the possibility of transferring MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine under attack from Russia.
E. Heger had raised the possibility of sending combat aircraft to Ukraine no later than last month. The official then claimed that Slovakia could open relevant talks.
The prime minister said on Friday that Bratislava will send 13 MiG-29 warplanes to Ukraine. Not only that, according to E. Heger, kyiv will also be hit by the Kub air defense system.
The day before, Polish President Andrzej Duda had announced that Poland would hand over four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in the coming days, which were attacked by Russia.
“In the next few days, we will hand over four fully operational aircraft to Ukraine,” A. Duda told reporters. The head of state hinted that this may just be the initial delivery – the country has planned additional fighter jets, but they are still being prepared and serviced.
kyiv has been calling for such planes for some time. Poland became the first NATO country to respond to this request from Ukraine. The Polish president did not indicate whether other countries were preparing for similar measures.
kyiv has been calling for such planes for some time.
Source: The Delfi