That warplanes ‘at the disposal of the US government’ depart from a US-NATO base in Germany to fly over the airspace over Ukraine “raises serious concerns for the entire alliance”, the US Department of Defense has remarked.
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The pentagon does not see “sustainable” Poland’s proposal to move all its MiG-29 fighter jets to Germany to make them available to United States at the US base Ramsteinon German territory.
Department of Defense spokesman EEUS, John Kirbyindicated this Tuesday in a statement that his country is consulting with its allies and partners on security assistance to Ukrainegiven that the Polish initiative “shows some complexities”.
“The prospect of fighter planes ‘at the disposal of the Government of USA‘Start from a base of USA and the NATO on Germany to fly over airspace Ukrainedisputed with Russiaraises serious concerns for the entire alliance,” Kirby said.
According to the spokesman, to USA it is not clear that there is “a substantive justification” for this measure. However, it ensures that Washington continue your queries with Poland and the allies of the NATO on this subject and “the complicated logistical challenges it presents”.
The undersecretary for Political Affairs of the State Department also referred to this matter on Tuesday, Victoria Nulandin an appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from USAwhere he claimed that Poland You have not coordinated with your country on this issue.
“I’ve been in a meeting where I should have heard something about that, right before what I think is a surprise move” by PolandNuland said.
Poland “prepared” to deliver its fighters
The Polish government announced on Tuesday its willingness to transfer all its Russian-made MiG-29 combat aircraft to Germany to make them available to USA on the basis of Ramstein.
The foreign minister, ZbigniewRaurevealed in a message on his social networks that Poland is “prepared” to deliver its fighters, after on Monday the prime minister, Mateusz Morawieckidenied that warsaw was going to directly transfer those fighter jets to Ukraine.
In his message, the Polish minister did not specify whether the final destination of this weaponry would be the Ukrainian Air Force.
Kirby stresses that Washington has been in contact with the Polish Executive since the announcement, and has insisted that “the decision to transfer aircraft owned by Poland to Ukraine belongs to the Polish Government”.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its thirteenth day on Tuesday, having caused the death or injury of 1,335 civilians, according to the latest count by the Office of the UN for Human Rights; a number that State Emergency Services of Ukraine rise to more than 2,000 civilian deaths.
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