The US is working with Poland on the possibility of Poland providing fighter jets to Ukraine along with consulting with other allies, a White House spokesperson has confirmed.
According to CEOAFRICA source (CNN), this comes as Ukrainian President Zelenskiy pushes for eastern European countries to send fighter aircraft into his country.
As part of the conversations with Poland, the US is determining what “capabilities we could provide to backfill Poland if it decided to transfer planes to Ukraine,” said the spokesperson, who would not detail what backfill options are under consideration.
The spokesperson said sending fighter jets into Ukraine is a “sovereign decision for any country to make” and noted there are a host of logistics to work through, including how the aircraft would be transferred from Poland to Ukraine.
Two lawmakers participating in a zoom call with the Ukrainian president earlier Saturday said Zelensky said Poland has signalled it is prepared to send MiG fighter jets but that “they are only waiting for you [the US] to allow it.”