International Desk: Ukraine has been looking for warplanes for the past few months in response to Russian attacks. In view of their request, Poland announced to give 4 MiG-29 fighter jets to Kiev as the first country on Thursday (March 16). The British media The Guardian reported in a report on Friday (March 17) that after Poland, Slovakia, another NATO country, announced to give Ukraine fighter jets. In total, they will give 13 MiG-29 aircraft to Ukraine. The Guardian reported on the news agency AP, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Hager announced this. "We are on the right side of history," he said. In an earlier tweet, he said continued military aid was vital to save Europe and Ukraine from Russian aggression. Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nád said that Slovakia will receive $200 million in compensation from the European Union for the warplanes.
In addition, they will receive 700 million dollars worth of weapons from the United States, he said. However, it was not disclosed what weapons Washington would give them. Russian engineers left Slovakia last summer. They then stopped operating their Soviet-era MiG-29s due to lack of spare parts and maintenance. Since Slovakia's warplanes are in a 'useless' state, NATO countries Poland and the Czech Republic have taken over the country's air security. Hungary will join Slovakia's air defense at the end of this year. After Poland, Slovakia announced the delivery of fighter jets, Ukrainian parliamentarians reacted strongly. They hope that now other countries will also come forward.