Deutsche Welle
March 16, 2023

Poland to transfer MiG-29 jets to Ukraine within days

Polish President Andrzej Duda said the nation is set to hand over Soviet-made MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in coming days.

“In the coming days we will first transfer, if I remember correctly, four fully operational planes to Ukraine,” Duda told a news conference in Warsaw.

Duda said that Poland’s air force would replace the planes it gives to Kyiv with South Korean-made FA-50 jets and American-made F-35s.

The transfer would make Poland the first NATO member to have delivered the fighter jets, as Kyiv appeals for warplanes to fight Russian forces.


Slovakia has declared readiness to provide its MiG-29 planes to Kyiv too.