US dismisses Polish plan to provide fighter jets to be sent to Ukraine

Poles believed to have 28 Soviet-era jets they hope the US will replace with newer planes – but Pentagon says plan ‘not tenable’

Why is Poland giving MiG-29 jets to the US – and is it risky?

Poland has said it will hand over its MiG-29 fighter jets to the US, in a move which appeared to take Washington by surprise and was quickly dismissed by the Pentagon.

The Polish foreign minister, Zbigniew Rau, said his government was “ready to deploy – immediately and free of charge – all their MiG-29 jets to the Ramstein airbase and place them at the disposal of the government of the United States of America”.

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