America respects Poland’s choice to ship Soviet-era MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine, however that plan doesn’t change Washington’s reluctance to produce Kyiv with F-16 jets, Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby informed reporters. Poland’s “sovereign” choice “doesn’t have an effect on and doesn’t change our personal sovereign decision-making” on F-16s, he mentioned. Ukraine has lengthy requested superior fighter jets from the West, however the USA and its allies have been hesitant as a consequence of issues about escalating NATO-Russia tensions.