NATO members refused to send fighter jets to Ukraine to fight against Russia despite the US giving a “green signal”.
Zelensky sought help from NATO countries in the fight against Russia, but they refused to send jets or directly engage in war. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was also pushing to declare his country a no-fly zone — which means no Russian aircraft can enter Ukrainian airspace – but the request was rejected by the US and NATO.
Not only Poland, but Hungary, Bulgaria, and Slovakia have also refuted all the reports of them sending jets to Ukraine.
Seeing the NATO members’ reluctance, the Ukrainian President expressed his helplessness and displeasure about NATO not coming forward to help.
“There was a NATO summit, a weak summit, a confused summit, a summit where it was clear that not everyone considers the battle for Europe’s freedom to be the number one goal,” Zelensky had stated.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the US-led transatlantic military alliance has a “responsibility” to ensure Russia’s offensive “does not escalate and spread beyond Ukraine”.