Zelensky Asks US and NATO to Resolve Aircraft Transfers, Reiterates Implementation of No-Fly Zone

Ukrainian President  Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the US and NATO to do something about the decision on Poland’s transfer of jets to Ukraine after the US scrapped Poland’s proposal to transfer its MiG-29 fighter jets to the United States  because it was not “tenable.”

Poland’s plan was to hand the US its MiG-29 fighter jets to boost Ukraine’s fight against Russia while it would receive F-16s in return. 

“In fact, it is a technical issue. It must be solved! Immediately. There is an official decision of Poland to transfer the planes to the relevant base – the American base. We also have confirmation – we have all heard – that the agreement between the American party and Poland has been reached. But at the same time, we hear that Poland’s proposal is allegedly unfounded. And that’s what they say in Washington. We also read this. So when will the decision be made?”  said Zelensky.

Zelensky added that a no-fly zone is needed over Ukraine to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe because civilians are having a hard time evacuating due to the Russian bombardment. 

“If you do not close the sky, you will also be responsible for this catastrophe, a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe. Russia uses missiles, aircraft, helicopters against us, against civilians, against our cities, against our infrastructure. This is the world’s humanitarian duty to respond. But… There is no decision,” said Zelensky.

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