Shortly after President Zelensky’s electrifying address to a packed House of Commons this evening, Poland stunned many world leaders with its decision to hand over all of its MiG fighter jets to the US Rammstein Air Base in Germany for transfer to the Ukraine airforce, writes Maggie Pagano. 

In a statement issued this evening by the Polish Foreign Secretary, the government declared: “The authorities of the Republic of Poland, after consultations between the President and the Government, are ready to deploy – immediately and free of charge – all their MIG-29 jets to the Ramstein Air Base and place them at the disposal of the Government of the United States of America. At the same time, Poland requests the United States to provide us with used aircraft with corresponding operational capabilities. Poland is ready to immediately establish the conditions of purchase of the planes.”