The Kremlin has brushed off Poland and Slovakia’s donations of fighter jets to Ukraine, and accused NATO of increasing its involvement in the war.
This week, the two nations announced further pledges of weapons to support Ukraine, including MiG-29 fighter jets. Poland has promised four of the planes, and Slovakia 13.
“It seems that these countries are thus engaged in the disposal of old unnecessary equipment,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
He told reporters that the move is “yet another example” of how NATO members are “increasing their level of direct involvement in the conflict.”
Peskov said it would not chance the outcome of what Moscow consistently calls its “special military operation” in Ukraine, adding that the move could cause more problems for Kyiv.