US Rep. Dan Meuser said Wednesday he wants the United States to help facilitate the delivery of Polish MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine as the country tries to repel a Russian invasion.
Meuser represents Schuylkill County in Congress. Earlier Wednesday, Meuser was part of a virtual call with members of Congress and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
On that call, Zelensky urged the US to help his country get those jets. Meuser, part of the House Problem Solvers Caucus, agrees we should help Ukraine get its jets from Poland.
“President Zelenskyy delivered a powerful message to Congress this morning and again asked for MiG jets to defend Ukraine’s skies,” Meuser said in a social media message on Wednesday after that call with the Ukraine leader. “The U.S. can and must facilitate the delivery of these MiGs ASAP.”
Earlier this week, that Problem Solvers Caucus issued a statement in support of the US helping to facilitate that jet transfer:
“We also understand that conversations are ongoing between the U.S., Poland, and other Eastern European allies regarding the transfer of aircraft to Ukraine. We commend the Polish government for taking proactive steps to deliver MiG-29 jets to the Ukrainian Air Force. We urge assistance to help facilitate this deal, commit to replenishing our allies’ fleets with American-made aircraft and help advance the transfer of Su-25 aircraft to Ukraine as well. Similar to an S-300 transfer, this is a pragmatic solution to expeditiously provide the Ukrainians with aircraft that Ukrainian pilots have flown and their servicemembers can maintain. We also believe that the U.S. should seriously consider strategies to provide further drone capability to the Ukrainians, as they have already used Bayraktar TB2 drones with success on the battlefield. Unmanned platforms–to include both intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike capabilities–could prove critical to Ukrainian efforts to combat Russia’s advances.”
Despite the support for this plan among some member of Congress, the White House is skeptical.
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March 17, 2022 at 11:04 am
Meuser needs to stay in his lane and keep his itchy trigger finger, and nose, out of other countries issues…our State and American conundrums need attention first.
March 17, 2022 at 11:24 am
Why go and fight tyrant five thousand miles away in Ukraine? When we have a tyrant only three hundred plus miles away in DC?
March 17, 2022 at 8:41 pm
Remember when Zelensky told the world that Trump’s phonecall with him was “no quid pro” and professional ?
… nobody believed him, all the news discredited him…now everyone believes him and is smitten with him…do your research, dig deep…
March 17, 2022 at 8:44 pm
…the people of Ukraine are hurting and struggling
…the Zelensky comedy troupe is not.