Slovakia agrees to give Ukraine fleet of Soviet warplanes

Slovakia Prime Minister Eduard Heger announced the unanimous decision of his government

March 17, 2023 03:27 pm | Updated 05:37 pm IST - Bratislava (Slovakia)

File photo shows two MiG 29 fighter jets. Slovakia’s government has approved a plan to give Ukraine its fleet of Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets.

File photo shows two MiG 29 fighter jets. Slovakia’s government has approved a plan to give Ukraine its fleet of Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets. | Photo Credit: AFP

Slovakia's government has approved a plan to give Ukraine its fleet of Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets.

Prime Minister Eduard Heger announced the unanimous decision of his government on March 17, 2023. Slovakia no longer uses the jets.

The decision makes Slovakia the second NATO member country to agree to fulfil the Ukrainian government's persistent pleas for warplanes to help defend against Russia's invasion.

On Thursday, Poland's President said his country would give Ukraine around a dozen MiG-29 fighter jets.

President Andrzej Duda said on March 16, 2023 that Poland would hand over four of the Soviet-made warplanes in the coming days and others that need servicing and would be supplied later.

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