Bratislava will deliver thirteen Soviet-designed MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine, the prime minister said on Friday, with Slovakia becoming the second NATO country after Poland to make such a move, Moscow indicating, in turn, that these devices will be “destroyed”.
“We will hand over 13 of our MiG-29s to Ukraine,” Eduard Heger told reporters, adding that the move was “fully coordinated with Poland and Ukraine.”
“At least three aircraft will be used to supply spare parts,” the Chief of the General Staff of the Slovak Armed Forces, General Daniel Zmeko, told the press.
The Head of Government added that his The country was also going to deliver the Koub anti-aircraft defense system to Kyiv.
The transport of the devices “will take a few weeks,” said Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad.
Kremlin immediately denounced an “increasing involvement” of NATO countries in the conflict with Kyiv.
“The delivery of this military equipment, as we have repeated many times, will not cannot affect the outcome” of the conflict, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “Of course, this equipment will be destroyed,” he added.
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