Slovakia hands over to Ukraine all 13 promised MiG-29 fighters

17.04.2023, Bratislava.

Ukraine received from Slovakia all 13 promised MiG-29 fighters, the Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Naď wrote on April 17 on his Facebook page (organization, whose activities banned in Russia).

“The redeployment of the remaining nine jets (four jets are in Ukraine since March) was carried out on the ground with maximum security in mind,” the military minister wrote.

He said that a complex logistical operation was carried out for this purpose. Naď stressed that the transferred aircraft were already useless for Slovakia but would be useful for Kiev.

Slovakia transferred the MiG-29 to Ukraine in violation of the Bratislava-Moscow agreement on military-technical cooperation and international export control norms. The Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation announced a deal in 1997, under which the parties committed not to transfer military equipment to third parties without the agreement of the supplying country.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency