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Martin Sklena promises to continue supporting Ukraine

May 15, 2023

The head of the Ministry of Defense of Slovakia's new technical government, Martin Sklena, stressed during a press conference on Monday that he supports further military assistance to Ukraine amid a confrontation with Russia.

This was reported by SITA.

Sklenar emphasized that he and his team plan to continue the initiatives of the previous head of the ministry, including the development of the Slovak Armed Forces, the modernization of military equipment and infrastructure, as well as international cooperation with EU and NATO partners.


"The situation in Ukraine continues to require our full attention," he emphasized, noting that Russia's aggression against Slovakia's neighboring state affects its security, defense, and well-being.

According to the new head of the Slovak Defense Ministry, Ukraine needs help and support to restore its sovereignty and territorial integrity. "Therefore, our support will continue," he assured.

Martin Sklenar is a Slovak diplomat and security and defense policy expert who previously worked in the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs of Slovakia and represented the country in security and defense negotiations within the EU and NATO.

Author - Olena Madiak, 15/05/2023

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