War in Ukraine: Borel does not rule out sending fighter jets to Kyiv

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The head of European diplomacy avoided taking a position on the issue when asked if he was in favor of sending fighters

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said he would not be surprised if the US and Germany ended up reversing their positions on the delivery of fighter jets to the Ukrainian armed forces.

The delivery of heavy tanks to Kyiv was also initially controversial, Mr Borrell reminded reporters in Brussels ahead of an EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv on Friday.

But a deal was struck and this “red line” was crossed, he continued. All arms deliveries to Ukraine are accompanied by warnings about the risk of further escalation of the conflict, he added.

The High Representative avoided taking a position on the issue when asked if he was in favor of sending fighters. “My job is to try to build consensus, and one of the best ways to do that is not to take positions that could jeopardize that,” Mr Borrell explained.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says in an interview published today that Warsaw would send fighters to Kyiv if there was a consensus for it in NATO.

But Germany and the US, which recently promised to supply Kyiv with heavy tanks to repel Russian troops that invaded Ukrainian territory almost a year ago on February 24, 2022, have flatly rejected the idea of ​​handing over to the Ukrainian armed forces. western fighter jets.

Source: protothema