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Poland will deliver the first batch of four MiG-29 fighter-bombers to Ukraine, an unprecedented decision for a NATO member from February 2022.

Poland announced on Thursday March 16 that it would deliver the first batch of four MiG-29 fighter-bombers to Ukraine, as Kiev asked its Western allies to send them modern fighter-bombers. At the same time, the United States assumed that a dialogue would take place between Ukrainian and Chinese presidents Volodymyr Zelensky and Xi Jinping. “Very good thing”.

Franceinfo returns to the day’s highlights on the front War in Ukraine.

Poland to supply war-bombs to Ukraine

Poland will deliver the first batch of four MiG-29 fighter-bombers to Ukraine, the Polish president announced Thursday. The delivery, requested by Kyiv, is the first of its kind by a NATO member since the conflict began in February 2022. “In the coming days, we will transfer first (…) four fully operational aircraft to Ukraine”Andrzej Duda told reporters.

Polish decision “Don’t Change a Thing” However, the US denial was soon confirmed by White House spokesman John Kirby. Responding to Warsaw’s announcement, Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ignat said: “MiGs won’t solve problems, we need F-16s. But MiGs will help build our capabilities.”

Washington encourages dialogue between Kyiv and Beijing

Conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Chinese President Xi Jinping “Would be a very good thing.”, a White House National Security Council spokesman said Thursday. America promises that “encouraged” Such a long relationship, John Kirby said: “We think it is very important for the Chinese to hear the point of view of the Ukrainians, and not just the opinion of (Vladimir) Putin.”

The UN says it is ignoring the genocide in Ukraine

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, UN investigators have not observed any genocide in Ukraine. Eric Moss, one of the three commissioners in charge of the investigation, told reporters Thursday. However, they suggest and emphasize that further studies should be carried out on this subject “Some aspects may raise questions about this crime.”.

Russian spy network dismantled by Poland

Poland says it has completely dismantled a Russian spy network that was working to support Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “Entire network taken down”, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak told public radio PR1 on Thursday. The suspects were arrested after covert cameras installed at critical railway lines and junctions were found to be recording and transmitting traffic data. “It was an intelligence group, a group that gathered information for those who attacked Ukraine.”Minister explained. “The threat is real”He insisted, without elaborating.

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