This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.
Poland says it has already transferred some of its promised MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, after fellow NATO member Slovakia announced it had shipped an initial batch of its own. “A few MiG-29s have already been sent. They are indeed helpful to Ukraine in its defense of our collective security,” Polish presidential aide Marcin Przydacz told local radio station RMF FM. Last month, Poland became the first NATO member to pledge the fighter jets when President Andrzej Duda said it would deliver an initial batch of four.