Ukraine Crisis: Ukrainian Air Force To Receive 70 More Aircraft from EU & NATO Countries

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LONDON – According to reports, European Union & NATO countries will supply the Ukrainian Air Force with 70 aircraft to bolster its air defenses.

According to Misha Komadovsky, the White House Correspondent for the Voices of America, the breakdown is as follows:

  • Bulgaria will deliver 16 MiG-29 aircraft – More to follow on this side of the deal.
  • Bulgaria will deliver 14 Su-25 aircraft.
  • Poland will deliver 28 MiG-29 aircraft.
  • Slovakia will deliver 12 MiG-29 aircraft.

In regards to the 16 MiG-29 aircraft from Bulgaria, a live blog from Politico says that its Prime Minister rejected the request for the 16 MiG-29 aircraft.

This is down to the fact that the country has a deficit of serviceable aircraft and parts, and did not have sufficient fighter jets to guard its airspace by itself.

The Bulgarian Prime Minister didn’t say anything about the 14 Su-25 aircraft at this time, so it is assumed these deliveries will go as planned.

This is a developing story.

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