After Poland, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Hergé said today that he will donate 13 MiG-29 fightersukraineUkraine has become the second country to donate fighter jetsNATO(NATO) countries. Russia announced that it would destroy all the fighter jets.
“We will provide 13 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine,” Eduard Heger told reporters, adding that Ukraine would also be provided with the “Kub” air defense system, Agence France-Presse reported.
Ukraine has long asked its Western allies to provide fighter jets, but has focused only on modern US-made F-16 fighters.
“Our approach is fully coordinated with that of Poland and Ukraine,” Hogg said, adding that his government was “on the right side of history”.
RussiaThe Kremlin responded today that fighter jets handed over to Ukraine by Poland and Slovakia would be destroyed, reiterating that Western arms deliveries to Ukraine would not change Russia’s military objectives.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: “As we have repeatedly stated, the provision of such weapons will not change the outcome of the special military operation… Of course, all such weapons will be destroyed.”
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