The United States European Command (EUCOM) sent several dozen fighters to Poland as part of the exercise. Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Poland Mariusz Blaszczak announced this on Twitter.
"Several dozen American F15 and F16 aircraft have arrived," Blaszczak said.
Dzisiaj do ???????? przyleciało kilkadziesiąt ???????? samolotów #F15 i #F16. @US_EUCOM ćwiczy szybki przerzut sił powietrznych w Europie z wykorzystaniem m. in. polskich lotnisk. Wspólnie ćwicząc, wzmacniamy bezpieczeństwo naszego regionu #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/MWrIzRswhG— Mariusz Błaszczak (@mblaszczak) April 19, 2021
According to him, the EUCOM is working on the transfer of the Air Force to Europe using, in particular, Polish airfields.
The Minister noted that the joint exercises will strengthen the security of the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
However, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said that the arrival of US military aircraft F-15 and F-16 in Poland is not a reaction of Washington to the situation around Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine writes. This is a common practice for training.
As it was reported, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba claimed that if military action in Ukraine resumes, the country will get military assistance from its Western partners.