Contents tagged with Slovakia

  • Slovakia delivers first 4 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    Slovakia has handed over the first four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, reported Slovakia’s Defense Minister Jaroslav Naď on Facebook.

    "Many thanks to all the teams involved for their fantastic professional work. Slovakia stands on the right side and with this gesture we will go down in history as a country that responded to the request for help in a timely manner," the Minister wrote.

    According to Naď, the transfer of the fighter jets was carried out by Ukrainian pilots in coordination with …

  • Slovak government approves delivery of 13 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    The Slovak government has agreed to hand over to Ukraine 13 MiG-29 fighter jets, as well as air defense systems, announced at a press conference the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Eduard Heger.

    "Today, the government unanimously approved an international agreement on the delivery of MiGs and parts for Kub air defense systems to Ukraine," Heger said.

    “Slovak government has just approved sending 13 MiG-29s to Ukraine! Promises must be kept. When Zelensky asked for more weapons including fighter …

  • Poland, Slovakia and several other countries to deliver MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    Ukraine will soon receive MiG-29 fighter jets from several countries, said the Polish government spokesman, Piotr Muller, at a press conference.

    According to him, the details will be provided at an appropriate time and decisions are made jointly by several countries. Muller did not disclose the list of countries, referring to the agreements. He said that Poland is also among them: "We are ready to make a decision in the group of several countries that have decided on such a step."

    Prime …

  • Slovakia postpones delivery of Zuzana 2 howitzers to its army to ship them to Ukraine

    Slovakia will give priority to any further arms supplies to Ukraine. Therefore, it has postponed the delivery of eight Zuzana 2 howitzers to the Slovak Armed Forces, said press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Slovakia Martina Koval Kakaščíková

    "It is impossible to determine the time when the remaining eight Zuzana 2 howitzers will be delivered to the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, because if there are further orders for Ukraine, we will give priority to them," she said.

    The …

  • Slovakia sending latest self-propelled howitzers Zuzana 2 to Ukraine

    Slovakia will send to Ukrainian military Zuzana 2 self-propelled guns, said Slovakia’s Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad.

    According to him, the servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are already training to operate these self-propelled artillery systems. In total, eight artillery systems will be sent to Ukraine.

    Zuzana 2 is an upgrade of the previous modification of Zuzana with caliber 155 mm. In 2018, the Slovak army purchased 25 of these artillery systems.

    The artillery system, thanks to a …

  • Slovakia sends Soviet-built S-300 air-defense system to Ukraine

    US president Joe Biden announced that Washington will send a Patriot missile system to Slovakia after Bratislava agreed to send a Soviet-era S-300 air-defense system to Ukraine.

    “To enable this transfer and ensure the continued security of Slovakia, the United States will reposition a U.S. Patriot missile system to Slovakia,” Biden said. “Now is no time for complacency. … As the Russian military repositions for the next phase of this war, I have directed my Administration to continue to spare …

  • Slovakia confirms it is ready to send its only S-300 air defense system to Ukraine

    Slovakia is ready to send the only Soviet-made S-300 air defense system that it has in its possession to Ukraine, provided that it receives a replacement, said Slovakia’s Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad at a joint press conference with the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, reports the news outlet Aktuality.

    Slovakia is one of only three NATO member countries that use the S-300 defense system. It has asked for guarantees that it will receive an immediate replacement if it sends S-300 missile …

  • Slovakia expelling 3 Russian diplomats for espionage

    Slovakia expelled three employees of the Russian Embassy in Bratislava on suspicion of espionage. They must leave the country within 72 hours, as their actions violate the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, said the the Slovak Foreign Ministry.

    The Slovak Foreign Ministry did not provide the names of these employees, as well as what exactly they are accused of. At the same time, according to dpa news agency, three Slovak citizens were arrested earlier for alleged espionage in exchange …

  • Russia expels seven Slovak, Lithuanian and Estonian diplomats

    Russia expels a total of seven diplomats from Slovakia and the Baltic States. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that three employees of the Slovak Embassy in Moscow, two employees of the Lithuanian Embassy and one each from the embassies of Latvia and Estonia were declared persona non grata.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassadors of these countries. They were given "letters of protest in connection with provocative, unreasonable decisions" to expel employees of Russian …

  • Slovakia expels three Russian diplomats

    Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger, during a speech by Defense Minister Jaroslav Naď and Foreign Minister Ivan Korčok, announced the expulsion of three Russian diplomats,  reported TA 3.

    Heger noted that before making the decision to expel Russian diplomats, the Slovak government carefully studied the information of the special services of Slovakia. The Prime Minister specified that the Slovak Republic is interested in building relations with Russia based on mutual respect.

    "At the same time, …