Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense has announced plans to hold joint drills of the Ukrainian and Polish air forces. Under the plan, Ukraine’s Mikoyan MiG-29 and Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters will participate in the military exercises along with Poland’s F-16s and Mikoyan MiG-29st.
The Safe Sky 2014 drills are scheduled from May to July. The drills will be focused on the tactical aspects of intercepting air targets.
The latest move comes as Russia-backed troops are concentrating in Ukraine’s Crimea. The pro-Russian forces have taken over a number of Ukrainian military facilities there.
Poland has been one of the most vocal critics of the Russian intervention in Ukraine. defensenews