Thune, Bengs support Polish aircraft to Ukraine

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The two men seeking one of South Dakota’s seats in the U.S. Senate both want President Biden to allow Polish fighter jets to be sent to Ukraine.

U.S. Senator John Thune joined more than 40 other Republican senators in signing a letter to the president last week. Democrat challenger Brian Bengs of Aberdeen, who served 19 years as a U.S. Air Force lawyer, also supports sending Polish aircraft.

Bengs said the jets should be flown only by Ukrainian pilots in Ukrainian airspace, however. He acknowledged that his position doesn’t match Biden’s.

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