Will Polish aircraft help Ukraine to defend its skies?

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Justin Bronk, an air power analyst at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is more sceptical about the usefulness of more MiG-29s, believing that other weapons would be more helpful. "The Polish jets might be useful, more as a reserve force ...I'm not sure they would be particularly decisive," he said. He said there were not many fighter-compatible air bases left that the Ukrainians could sustainably use and if they started becoming effective, Russia could hit air bases with cruise missiles.