Ukraine already using Polish and Slovakian MiG-29 fighters to protect Ukrainian skies

15 June, 03:30 PM
MiG-29 fighters (Photo:REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

MiG-29 fighters (Photo:REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Ukraine is already utilizing MiG-29 fighters received from Poland and Slovakia, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Oleksiy Hromov, announced during a briefing on June 15.

“In June, MiG-29 fighters received as part of international technical assistance from Poland and Slovakia were added to the arsenal,” he noted.

Hromov expressed gratitude to the partners for their support of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and expressed hope for the transfer of F-16 fighters.

“We sincerely thank our partners for their support and assistance. We also look forward to witnessing the presence of the legendary F-16 fighters in the Ukrainian skies in the near future,” he said.

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Warsaw has already delivered ten MiG-29 aircraft to Kyiv, while Slovakia has fulfilled its promise by delivering all thirteen MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine. These two nations became the first NATO members to supply combat aircraft to bolster the Ukrainian defense.

Although the Ukrainian Air Force acknowledges the transfer of modernized Soviet MiG-29 fighters as valuable assistance, it is unlikely to lead to substantial changes on the front line. Modern multi-role aircraft are essential for achieving air superiority in Ukraine.

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