Borrell went against that slightly on Monday, acknowledging that any remittances would not come from the EU itself but would instead be funded “bilaterally” by individual EU states.
Representatives of the Polish and Slovak governments did not immediately respond to requests for comment, while Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov on Monday said he had declined the request.
Poland and Slovakia still fly Russian-made planes similar to those used by the Ukrainian air force, meaning pilots won’t need much training if the planes are delivered. .
In a likely move to increase pressure on Europe to act, Ukraine’s Parliament on Monday tweeted that Europe sent 70 fighters to Ukraine, including 28 MiG-29s from Poland, 12 from Slovakia and 16 from Bulgaria, plus 14 Su-25s from Bulgaria.
The warplane movie appeared in a flurry of announcements over the weekend showing European leaders promising a range of new weapons to the Ukrainian military to aid in fighting the invading Russian army, a move openly and very openly admits to Europe’s new will to invade the Kremlin’s pain because of its military adventurism.
With the air corridors to Kyiv closed by Russian anti-aircraft weapons and warplanes, the American and European powers have begun to push weapons into the country by land.
Poland, Estonia and Latvia were some of the first to act, sending ammunition, Javelin anti-armor weapons, fuel and medical supplies to the Ukrainian border for delivery to Ukrainian forces.
On Monday, Finland announced it would join the club, pledging to provide 2,500 assault rifles, ammunition, 1,500 anti-tank weapons and 70,000 meal packages to Ukraine. Sweden is also preparing a large aid and weapons package, announcing it is about to deliver 135,000 field rations, 5,000 helmets, armor and 5,000 anti-tank weapons.
Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly will arrive in Poland on Tuesday to coordinate a shipment of 100 Carl Gustaf anti-armor missile launchers, along with 2,000 rounds of ammunition and other aid.
Speaking to reporters before the trip, she said “we will be able to guarantee the delivery of lethal aid to Ukraine. My job in this is to ensure that this aid reaches the Ukrainian soldiers who are fighting for their lives and fighting for their Motherland. That is exactly why I was able to get an agreement from Poland to ensure that deliveries can be made across their borders”.
One of the biggest surprises in recent European political history came on Saturday, when German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced he would send 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger missiles to Ukraine, a reversal Germany’s post-war policy of banning arms transfers. Parties to the war. He also pledged to immediately pour $100 billion into the German military.
President Joe Biden also ordered the release of up to $350 million worth of weapons from the US stockpile to Ukraine on Friday. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Monday, a senior US Defense Department official declined to go into details about what would be included, but said “there will be possibilities in that.” to help them with both ground defense as well as air defense. ”
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/02/28/ukrainian-pilots-arrive-in-poland-to-pick-up-donated-fighter-jets-00012560?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication Ukrainian pilots go to Poland to receive donated fighter jets