Scholz: Sending Polish jets to Ukraine via US base in Germany ’certainly’ not an option,

Germany and the US have both said sending Polish MiG fighters to Ukraine would be an escalatory step. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy has pleaded with NATO to provide more firepower.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday said he did not support a proposal from Poland to deliver Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine via the US Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

Speaking at a press conference in Berlin alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Scholz said Germany had already sent defensive weapons and ”significant” financial support and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

”Apart from that, we have to think very carefully about what we are doing, and this certainly does not include fighter jets,” the chancellor said. Läs artikel