Vice President Kamala Harris was sent to Poland and Romania on Wednesday to conduct diplomacy and bolster the defenses of the two NATO countries.
Her trip came just hours after the Pentagon rejected the offer of Poland to have its Soviet-era MIG-29 fighter jets to give to Ukraine for its use.
That rejection might make things a little bit awkward when Harris meets with Polish leaders and other officials to talk about options to help Ukraine.
The U.S. was nervous about flying planes “into airspace that is contested with Russia over Ukraine,” saying that doing so “raises serious concerns for the entire NATO alliance.”
Being drawn into the conflict could mean direct hostilities with Russia, and nobody wants that.
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