Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced at a press conference that Poland could deliver MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine within the next four to six weeks. The readiness to deliver these aircraft to Ukraine was declared earlier by President Andrzej Duda.
The readiness to deliver the aircraft to Ukraine was declared by President Duda in an interview with CNN last Wednesday. ‘We are ready to deliver these planes, and I am sure that Ukraine would be ready to use them immediately,’ said Duda. The head of the President’s Cabinet, Pawel Szrot, added that “it would not be a large number” and that Poland was ready to act as part of a broader international coalition in this case.
The head of the Polish government was asked about this declaration at a press conference on Tuesday before a meeting with the prime ministers of Latvia and Iceland. Prime Minister Morawiecki replied that “this could happen in the next four-six weeks”.
During his meeting with journalists, the head of the Polish government also spoke about the ongoing Polish diplomatic offensive.
‘Together with President Andrzej Duda and Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, who is in South Korea and will soon be in Vietnam, we are conducting a diplomatic offensive to raise awareness in various corners of the world about what is happening here in our region, about the nature of the barbaric Russian aggression and why so much depends on how we respond to this aggression’, said the Prime Minister.
The Government Information Centre reported that the main topic of the meeting with the Latvian Prime Minister will be security issues.
“Both Poland and Latvia are very active in supporting Ukraine. We know that this is the only way to ensure a secure future for our region. Latvia – like Poland – is acting to help Ukraine. Latvian support so far includes helicopters, drones, howitzers, generators and cars”, said government spokesman Piotr Müller.