Poland's decision to send Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine is a "sovereign decision" that won't spur President Joe Biden to send US F-16 aircraft, according to the White House.
Biden has said shipments of US fighter jets aren't in the cards at the moment, though he hasn't ruled it out entirely.
The pledge from Poland to send four jets, which is a break from other NATO partners, doesn't alter that decision-making, said John Kirby, a top official at the US National Security Council.
"It doesn’t change our calculus with respect to F-16s," he said.
"These are sovereign decisions for any country to make and we respect those sovereign decisions," he said, adding later, "They get to determine not only what they’re going to give but how they’re going to characterize it."
Kirby declined to endorse the decision, saying he didn't think it was the US' place "to characterize Poland's decision one way or another."