Interfax-Ukraine
July 4, 2022

Slovakia plans to transfer its Soviet fighters, tanks to Ukraine before receiving new equipment in return – PM

Ukraine may receive MiG-29 fighters and Soviet-made tanks from Slovakia before it receives the ordered new F-16 fighters, the delivery of which is delayed, and during this time the Czech Republic will help Slovakia in protecting the airspace, Prime Minister of Slovakia Eduard Heger said at a meeting with Head of the Czech government Petr Fiala.

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Fiala, in turn, said the Czech Republic can help with the training of Ukrainian soldiers.

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Heger estimated that his country would need the help of Czech fighters for about a year.