CNN news agency reported that John Kirby, a spokesman for the US Department of Defense. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had told Poland’s defense secretary that the United States did not support the deployment of MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine via a US air base. in Germany at this time
“He (Austin) reiterated that we do not support the delivery of additional fighters to the Ukrainian Air Force at this time. And there is no thought of taking those planes into our custody either,” Kirby said, adding that Poland’s plan was too risky as the United States and NATO were looking to avoid direct clashes. between NATO vs RUSSIA
“Intelligence agencies estimate that the delivery of the MiG-29 to Ukraine may increase tensions. and may result in a severe reaction to Russia. This could increase military tensions with NATO,” Kirby said, and the United States believes the best way to support Ukraine is. Providing the weapons and systems they need to combat the Russian invasion, especially the symptomatic and anti-armored defense systems.