France considers supplying Ukraine with Mirage 2000 fighter jets

French Defense Minister Sebastian Lecornu said that Paris is considering the transfer of Mirage 2000 fighter jets to Kyiv. According to him, cited by the BFMTV channel, relevant negotiations between the two countries are currently underway.

During the hearings in the Senate, the minister was asked if it was true that France was going to supply Kyiv with Mirage aircraft and train Ukrainian pilots in Poland. Lecornu did not confirm this information, but announced ongoing negotiations with Ukraine.

France is considering the possibility of transferring its Mirage fighters to Ukraine. Ukrainian pilots can be trained in Poland. While the fate of 12 Mirage fighters, which were decommissioned and put into storage in the summer of 2022, is still being discussed.

- the minister specified.

He also called the difficulties associated with the supply of fighters. According to him, the problems relate to logistics, pilot training and technical support. At the same time, Lecornu ruled out quick deliveries of aircraft.

Discussions on the supply of jet fighters to Ukraine began in January. The initiative was voiced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. She is supported in the Baltic countries, Politico reported. In neighboring Poland, the decision on fighter jets for Kyiv is called "difficult".

Former Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said the importance of Kyiv joining the North Atlantic Alliance. In this case, NATO will be able, if necessary, to supply Ukraine with nuclear weapons, if there are no other means to "contain Moscow", he said.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 3 March 2023 11: 56
    It would be good for the Kremlin to think about whether to deliver a couple of Sarmats to France, on their own, so to speak.
    As a sign of friendship and gratitude for the supply of Mirages to Kyiv.
    1. Paul3390 Online Paul3390
      Paul3390 (Paul) 3 March 2023 12: 42
      Sarmatians are not needed, but it would be useful to put something deliciously smacking into all the former French colonies .. So that the local people have something to throw out frogs ..
  2. alexandre II Offline alexandre II
    alexandre II (Alexander) 3 March 2023 12: 43
    Why? There are other ways. For example, a new weapon for the DPRK or Iran, you can also throw something in Palestine ....
  3. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 3 March 2023 13: 29
    The planes have already been decommissioned, so the question is most likely to be decided - who will pay for them and with what.
    In general, making a decision on the supply puts the country in the status of a potential adversary. In this case, let them deliver, because we need to try them on the tooth.
    1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 3 March 2023 18: 56
      Hymers tried on the tooth? So how is it?
      Queue for leopards if the tooth does not break then you can try mirages. But it’s clear that whoever writes something here doesn’t fight at the front, but at least it’s not cleverness