Russian invasion: Situation report day 387
March 17, 2023 - Poland is sending four Soviet-era Mig-29 fighter planes to Ukraine in the next few days, with an unspecified number still being serviced and prepared prior to transfer.
Denmark and other allies are also open to sending jets to Kyiv, and actively discussing the issue, but the U.S. and Germany say there are no change to policy with regard to providing F-16s to Ukraine.
Warsaw has detained nine members of a Russian spy ring and charged six of them with preparing acts of sabotage on weapons deliveries to Kyiv.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to Russia from March 20-22, with Beijing offering to broker peace talks. However, Chinese companies are already supplying Moscow with arms and drone parts. A retrofitted, weaponised Chinese drone was shot down over Ukraine on March 16.