Kamala Harris, the Vice President of USA is scheduled to travel to Warsaw, Poland and Bucharest, Romania on March 9 to 11. Her visit will demonstrate the strength and unity of the NATO Alliance and U.S. Support for NATO’s eastern flank allies towards Russia. During her meetings with the leaders of Poland and Romania, the Vice President will advance our close coordination in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
US and Poland is working on a deal, which could involve Poland handing over its existing MIG-29s, a Soviet/Russian-made jet fighter Ukrainian pilots are familiar with, and the US would then provide its F-16 fighters to Poland as replacements. But the problem, however, is that the United States does not have any F-16s coming off the production line to readily supply Poland, which also faces a potential threat from Russia and needs aircraft to defend itself.