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Poland asks German permission to send old MiG-29s to Ukraine

Source: Deutsche Welle

Germany will have to decide whether to give its permission for old East German fighter jets to be sent on to Ukraine. German defence minister has pledged a swift response to Poland's request.

Poland has issued a formal request to Germany for permission to send Cold War-era MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, the German government confirmed on Thursday.

According to German rules, the weapons that it sells require approval from Berlin if the receiving country wants to send them on to a third country.



Poland had already sent eight of the jets to Ukraine, Polish President Andrzej Duda recently said after first announcing the plan in March, but the ones they want to now deliver come from old East German stocks.

Ukraine has been calling for the delivery of fighter jets to better defend against Russia’s full-scale invasion.

 

Source: dw.com.

 

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