Warsaw will transfer four Soviet-designed MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in the coming days, the Polish president announced on Thursday. It is “four fully operational aircraft“which will be delivered in the coming days, President Andrzej Duda said during a press conference with his Czech counterpart Petr Pavel. “Other devices are currently undergoing maintenance and will probably be transferred successively” too, added Polish President Andrzej Duda.
Poland has about fifteen MiGs, inherited in the 1990s from the armed forces of the German Democratic Republic, GDR. “These MiGs are still in service with the Polish Air Force. These are the last years of operation of these devices which still remain, for the most part, operational”, said President Duda. MiGs transferred to Ukraine will be replaced by South Korean FA-50s and American F-35s