The Slovakian Defence Ministry have said that the first four of 13 MiG-29 fighter jets have been sent to Ukraine and the remaining nine will be sent in the coming weeks.
Last week Poland announced that they will send four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine after President Volodymyr Zelensky has made a series of urgent requests.
The Slovak Defense Minister Jaro Naď said on Thursday, “The transfer was carried out by Ukrainian pilots in agreement with the Slovak Air Force and other components that ensured the security of the transfer and the necessary documentation.”
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He added, “The government will continue to help save innocent human lives, whoever, for whatever reason or otherwise, is thrown to the ground.
“We are doing the right thing, because it is Russia that invaded Ukraine, it is Russia that is on the territory of Ukraine, and it is precisely when it will withdraw troops, the war will end immediately.”
Last week the Slovak Defence Minister wrote, “At a meeting of the ministers of defense of EU member states on Wednesday in Sweden, a Polish colleague confirmed that his country would agree with the joint progress of Slovakia and Poland in handing over the redundant MiG-29s of both countries to Ukraine.”
He added that the President of Poland confirmed in an interview with CNN their readiness to act.
He added, “I think it’s time to make a decision. People in Ukraine are dying, we can really help them, there is no room for Slovak politicisation.
“This is inhumane and irresponsible.”
This could now be seen by Moscow that NATO have entered into a proxy war which seriously risks the conflict widening past Ukraine’s borders into other areas of Europe.
Russia’s former President Dmitry Medvedev warned that “our enemies” goals will lead to a “loss for everyone” and a “collapse” and an “apocalypse.”
Medvedev said that “pumping in of weapons” to Kyiv has stopped any “possibility of reviving negotiations” and seriously risks a global nuclear catastrophe.
Medvedev who is the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia added, “Our enemies are doing just that, not wanting to understand that their goals will certainly lead to a total fiasco.”
He warned, “Loss for everyone. A collapse. Apocalypse. Where you forget for centuries about your former life, until the rubble ceases to emit radiation.”