Poland to become first NATO country to send Ukraine fighter jets
Fri, 03/17/2023 - 09:52
UK Foreign Secretary visits Moldova and Georgia to pledge support against "Russian malign interference"
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda has announced that his country will send Ukraine four MiG-29 fighter jets, marking the first time a NATO country has fulfilled Kyiv's request for such aircraft. Ukraine says that fighter jets are essential if they are to defeat Russia and de-occupy all currently occupied territories.
The UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is on a two-day visit to Moldova and Georgia to announce new funding to "boost regional resilience against Russian malign interference". In a press release from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office issued on Thursday (16 March), the UK Government said they will "underline support for territorial integrity and sovereignty as part of work with Russia’s neighbours to deal with the threat on their doorstep.They added that funding will support governance reforms, fair elections, and anti-corruption programmes. First visiting the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on Thursday, Cleverly announced an extra £10 million (€11.4 million) to support economic and governance reforms in Moldova. This new pledge comes on top of £12 million already contributing to military reforms, and anti-corruption and transparency work in the country. Visiting the Georgian capital of Tbilisi one day later, on Friday (17 March), Cleverly announced a £500,000 package aimed at creating an environment for free and fair elections in 2024, protecting them from external interference.
Fri, 03/17/2023 - 08:55