European plan to donate fighter jets to Ukraine collapses
[ Editor’s Note: The political grifters have been outing themselves during the Ukraine war, all trying to position themselves as 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 have only a small number of old fighter planes and were not happy to hear that ‘someone’ had offered their planes 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 military and security matters.
That said, the EU has been 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 restroom.
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 published March 03, 2022
A proposed deal to allow Ukrainian pilots to fly fighter jets donated by European Union countries has fallen apart.
Over the course of a confusing 48 hours, the EU announced it had brokered an arrangement for member states to allow Ukrainian pilots to start flying their used Russian fighter planes, only to have those countries deny there was any such deal even as Kyiv trumpeted the impending arrival of the jets.
The dissolution of the deal comes as European countries lined up Monday to announce new weapons packages for Ukraine, from anti-armor and anti-air rockets to artillery and medical supplies.
But the announcement Sunday by EU security chief Josep Borrell that fighter jets were also on their way appeared to be a game-changer for European military assistance.
Borrell was forced to walk his pronouncement back somewhat by Monday, acknowledging that any transfers wouldn’t come from the EU itself, but would instead be donated “bilaterally” by individual EU countries.
…“We are supporting Ukrainians with humanitarian aid. However, we are not going to send any jets to Ukrainian airspace,” President Andrzej Duda said.
Slovakia’s small fleet of MiG-29s are the country’s only fighter jets, and they are being serviced by Russian workers under contract, making their transfer a tough sell in Bratislava.