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Slovakia hands over first four MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine

Mar 23, 2023

Slovakia has handed over the first four MiG-29 fighters to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

This is stated in a statement on the website of the Slovak Ministry of Defense.

The transfer of the fighters was carried out by Ukrainian pilots with the help of the Slovak Air Force and Ukrainian personnel.

"I thank everyone involved for their excellent professional work. Slovakia is on the right side, and with this gesture, we as a country have written in capital letters in modern world history, which speaks of timely assistance, sincere solidarity, and the greatness of the nation," said Defense Minister Jaroslav Nagy.

In the coming weeks, the remaining aircraft will be handed over to Ukraine, but for operational reasons, the ministry is not providing any details.

Their transfer will be confirmed as soon as they are safely handed over to the Ukrainian side, as in this case.

In total, Slovakia is transferring 13 Soviet-made fighter jets to Ukraine.

Author - Olena Madiak, 23/03/2023

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