On Wednesday the U.S. government said it would oppose any plan by NATO nations to provide the Ukraine with fighter jets. This is to prevent the actions escalating tensions in the region as it could be seen by Russia as an aggressive or deliberately inflammatory action.
This comes after Poland suggested it would supply Ukraine with MiG-29 fighter jets. However, U.S. Secretary Lloyd Austin has stressed to his Polish counterpart that the U.S. would not support the transfer of additional fighter jets to Ukraine.
The fears are that the transfer of jets could be seen as an aggressive move, which could result in a significant Russian response. Therefore the U.S. considers any transfer to be high risk, and potentially catastrophic for the region.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has stated that the decision whether to supply Ukraine with MiG-29s is in the hands of both NATO and the U.S. government.