Ukraine Crisis: Poland withdraws after Russian threat, refuses to hand over weapons to Ukraine





Russia's President Vladimir Putin has threatened other countries, including NATO, that "any country that helps Kiev will be considered a participant in the war."


Russia and Ukraine have refused to send troops to help Ukraine after a war broke out on the ground. However, arms are being supplied to Ukraine by the United States, Britain and European countries. An offer was made to the United States by Poland to respond to Russian airstrikes on Ukraine. Poland had indicated its readiness to supply its old aircraft to Ukraine. In return, Poland demanded F-16 fighter jets from the United States. However, Poland withdrew its offer following Putin's threats.



It was reported on Sunday that the United States had accepted Poland's offer. However, Poland has backed down from Putin's threat that "any country that helps Kiev will be considered a country involved in the war."

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on NATO to declare Ukraine's airspace a "no-fly zone". However, NATO rejected Zelensky's demand. So Zelensky demanded fighter jets in response to Russia.



Poland has offered to supply its MiG-29 and Sukhoi-25 fighter jets to Ukraine. But Poland demanded that the United States return its F-16s to Poland in return. On Sunday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced the proposal. The proposal is being discussed with Poland and has been given a "green signal," Blinken said.


Putin threatens Poland:

However, before the United States and Poland could take any direct action, Russia's Defense Ministry threatened other countries, including NATO. Russia's supply of military aircraft to Kiev could escalate the conflict, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a video conference. 'Some Ukrainian fighter jets have been deployed in Romania and other countries. Russia had warned that if the planes attacked Russian troops from their country, it would be considered a war. Russia has claimed that some Ukrainian planes landed in Romania and other neighboring countries.



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