European plan to donate fighter jets to Ukraine collapses
[ Editor’s Note: The political grifters have been outing themselves during the Uraine war, all trying to position themselves has historic figures in the conflict. But their flagrant incompetence has been their undoing.
While rushing to claim the ‘idea’ for themselves they forget to check with the militaries of the EU countries whose planes they were donating to fight the Russian Air Force.
The named donor countries only have a small number of old fighter planes and were not happy to hear that ‘someone’ had offered them to Ukrainian pilots to fly so the Russians could just shoot them down.
EU security chief Josep Borrell earned the prize as the clown car driver. The EU has to learn to understand that political people are often not the best minds to deal with miltiary and security matters.
That said, the EU has been most successful in getting the US to fund most of its defense, but of course the US has the EU as cannon fodder to use in a war with Russia.
Everybody is trying to look slick by showing they can use others as pawns. These are the kinds of people who eat off of your plate when you go to the bathroom.
Fortunately the Trump grifters are enjoying the spotlight here in court rulings, many of them on the slow motion conveyor belt to an eventual prison term for sedition… Jim W. Dean ]
First printed … March 03, 2022
A proposed deal to permit Ukrainian pilots to fly fighter jets donated by European Union international locations has fallen aside.
Over the course of a complicated 48 hours, the EU introduced it had brokered an association for member states to permit Ukrainian pilots to begin flying their used Russian fighter planes, solely to have these international locations deny there was any such deal at the same time as Kyiv trumpeted the approaching arrival of the jets.
The dissolution of the deal comes as European international locations lined up Monday to announce new weapons packages for Ukraine, from anti-armor and anti-air rockets to artillery and medical provides.
However the announcement Sunday by EU safety chief Josep Borrell that fighter jets have been additionally on their method seemed to be a game-changer for European army help.
Borrell was compelled to stroll his pronouncement again considerably by Monday, acknowledging that any transfers wouldn’t come from the EU itself, however would as an alternative be donated “bilaterally” by particular person EU international locations.
…“We’re supporting Ukrainians with humanitarian support. Nevertheless, we aren’t going to ship any jets to Ukrainian airspace,” President Andrzej Duda stated.
Slovakia’s small fleet of MiG-29s are the nation’s solely fighter jets, and they’re being serviced by Russian employees underneath contract, making their switch a troublesome promote in Bratislava.