Poland and Slovakia are pushing NATO allies to supply Ukraine with fighter jets, calling the withholding of jets “inhumane.” John Bacon and Kim Hjelmgaard report in USA Today:
Slovakia on Thursday joined Poland in urging their allies to provide fighter jets to Kyiv as a wave of deadly “retaliation” strikes rocked Ukraine.
“I think it’s time to make a decision,” Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad said on Facebook. “People in Ukraine are dying, we can really help them. … This is inhumane and irresponsible.”
A day earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda told CNN that Poland was ready to provide Ukraine with the MiG-29 fighters as part of a package involving other Western allies.
“The training of Ukrainian pilots is important and much needed,” Duda said, adding that long-range artillery also is needed “to push the enemy back and avoid direct clashes. Because the Russians are trying to crush Ukraine, crush it with the weight of their armed forces, their size and their equipment.”
The Biden administration, and NATO, thus far have declined Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s requests for aircraft.
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