Poland helped Ukraine to restore the combat capability of the MiG-29


The meager resources of the Ukrainian Air Force are not enough for a long-term struggle with the superior forces of the Russian Aerospace Forces. That is why, from the very beginning of the conflict, Kyiv has been asking for help from the West to confront Moscow, writes the Polish edition of Onet.


The publication notes that the capabilities of Ukrainian aviation in this conflict initially looked very modest. It seemed that the struggle for air supremacy would end with a quick and brilliant victory for the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Meanwhile, something surprising and unexpected happened. The Russians failed to defeat the Ukrainian aviation. Thus, they also failed to gain an advantage in the air. Already in the first days of the war, it became clear that, despite the losses suffered, Ukrainian aviation was still operating.

- says the publication.

Initially, Soviet-made MiG-29 fighters, which are in service with Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia, were to be transferred to Ukraine. But these plans were shelved. However, according to sources of the publication, instead of MiG-29 fighters, Warsaw provided Kyiv with a huge supply of spare parts and weapons for these aircraft.

Thanks to this, Ukraine was able to restore the combat capability of its remaining fighters. In the meantime, according to experts, Ukraine is doing surprisingly well in the air against the superior forces of the Russian Federation.

- consider in the publication.

Planes were not sent to Ukraine, but Kyiv still hopes that not only MiG-29s, but also American F-16s or Swedish Gripen will be handed over to it, the media concluded.
  • Used photographs: Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn / wikimedia.org
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 May 2022 10: 16
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    Poland helped Ukraine to restore the combat capability of the MiG-29

    - Yes, why did everyone run into these MiG-29s !!! - Sense something from them!
    - Get out the dill with their UAVs - they do what they want; and to this we must add the well-trained Ukropov artillerymen, who never run out of shells !!!
    - Damn, they burned our column again, near Kamyshevakha !!!
    - Damn, there was already a topic about UAVs; which we do not just lack - just a few of them available !!! - And those UAV units that the RF Armed Forces possess - our specialists simply do not know how to use these UAVs - to direct the fire of our artillery and make adjustments in real time, etc. !!!
    - Personally, I'm already in the topic from May 16, 2022 16:11:

    Special operation in Ukraine showed which UAVs the Russian army needs

    - already wrote:

    - Personally I write that
    you need to purchase a large batch of "Bayraktars"! - Well, this is about 1000 units; maybe more (strike and reconnaissance UAVs). - And, if necessary, then "acquire" Turkish instructors at the same time! - I do not see anything impossible in this! - And what else to do if we do not have large batches of UAVs in production ??? - And we just need them!
    - We already needed them - the day before yesterday !!!
    - And then further - maybe we will arrange the production of our own UAVs - in the required quantity!

    - But there were minuses, there were minuses
    - Damn, there are still months of military operations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine - and what - every time without reconnaissance and without these "flying goats" (UAVs) - our columns of military equipment of the RF Armed Forces - will they fall into such ambushes every time ???
    - Damn, this beginning of the General Staff - will they ever change it or not ???
    - Damn, one of his species - felt boots - and he occupies such a responsible post !!!
    - Damn, well, there's just not enough evil for all this !!!
    1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 22 May 2022 11: 23
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      He's not in command of a special operation. Have you heard of General Dvornikov? the General Staff is obliged to plan the movement of each column? By the way, why, with such outstanding analytical abilities, are you still wasting your talent on grumbling request
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  3. Mikhail Novikov Offline Mikhail Novikov
    Mikhail Novikov (Mikhail Novikov) 22 May 2022 13: 26
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    And what is Ukraine coping with? Why do we destroy only 500, and not a thousand, points per night? And, of course, this is thanks to the Ukrainian Air Force? They have all disposable aircraft: flew out - and it's gone, pick it up.
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 22 May 2022 15: 19
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      And what is Ukraine coping with? Why do we destroy only 500, and not a thousand, points per night? And, of course, this is thanks to the Ukrainian Air Force? They have all disposable aircraft: flew out - and it's gone, pick it up.

      - Figase - we hit cheap cheap UAVs (which can be riveted-assembled in makeshift workshop basements - as many as hundreds) - we hit them with expensive missiles - up to the S-300 !!! - And we proudly report that "5-6 UAVs were shot down in a day" !!! - Yes, crests collect dozens of them every day - from supplied components (many components are made by themselves) - that’s why they don’t end with them! - But you can’t collect expensive rockets in the basement !!!
      - And where are our UAVs ??? - And as a result - our artillery is more and more in area, but it hits squares; and not on adjusted targets in real time!