Poland will deliver four Soviet-made MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine “in the next few days,” Polish President Andrzej Duda announced.
“At first we are going to deliver in the next few days (…) four fully operational devices to Ukraine,” Duda told the press.
“There are other devices under maintenance right now, and they will probably be delivered in succession,” added the Polish president at a press conference with his Czech counterpart, Petr Pavel.
Duda specified that Poland has about 15 MiG fighters, inherited from the armed forces of communist East Germany.
“These MiGs are still in service in the Polish air force. These are the last years of exploitation of these devices, which remain operational for the most part,” he added.
The MiGs delivered to Ukraine will be replaced by South Korean FA-50 aircraft that Poland recently acquired, and later by American F-35s.