Poland is one of 11 Nato countries that will participate in a coalition established on Tuesday to train Ukrainian pilots and mechanics in the use and maintenance of the US-made F-16 fighter jet.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has said that Poland will help Ukraine train pilots on the F-16 combat aircraft.
Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, has said that Poland has started training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 combat aircraft.
Poland cannot give Ukraine F-16 fighter aircraft because it lacks sufficient numbers of the advanced combat jet, the Polish president has said.
Andrzej Duda, Poland's president, has said the issue of providing Ukraine with F-16 fighter aircrafts is complex but gave his assurance that Warsaw would lobby Nato members to provide Kyiv with Nato-standard warplanes.
Poland's decision to send Ukraine MiG-29 combat aircraft will have no effect on the US's calculations as to whether to provide Kyiv with F-16 fighters, the US Security Council's spokesman said on Thursday.
The Polish and US presidents discussed the possibility of cooperation in the production of military equipment, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president has said.
Poland is prepared to train Ukrainian pilots on the F-16 fighter aircraft, the Polish prime minister said on Friday in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has told the BBC that sending F-16 aircraft would be a "very serious decision" that was "not easy to take".
The Polish Air Force has taken over from Hungary the command of the Nato Baltic Air Policing mission based in Siauliai, Lithuania.
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