On June 24, 2003, Germany and Poland signed an agreement under which Poland has no right to transfer MiG-29s obtained from the stocks of the former National People's Army of Germany without the official consent of Germany itself.
On April 13, 2023, Poland and Germany requested the transfer of the MiG-29 to the armament of the Ukrainian aviation forces, and on the same day received a positive response from the German Ministry of defence.
"I am pleased to announce that we can promise our Polish partners the delivery of five MiG-29s from former NVA stocks to Ukraine. We only received the application today. I welcome the fact that we in the Federal Government have reached this decision together. That shows: you can rely on Germany!" German defence minister Boris Pistorius.
Also in service with Poland is the MiG-29, which she inherited from the former USSR and Czechoslovakia. Poland has already handed them over to Ukraine.