Slovakia Transfers 13 MiG-29s to Ukraine

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Slovakia Transfers 13 MiG-29s to Ukraine
Slovak Air Force MiG-29 fighter

Slovakia’s defense ministry said it handed over 13 promised MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine.

It confirmed in a statement Monday that all delivered MiG-29s are already on the territory of Ukraine.

The first batch of four MiG-29s was handed over to the Ukrainian Air Force last month. They took off from the air base under the control of Ukrainian pilots. Ukraine has now received the remaining 9 fighters.

The U.S. has offered Slovakia its AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters in exchange for MiG-29s being transferred to the Kyiv regime. Slovak defense minister Jaroslav Nad called the $1 billion offer “advantageous.”

Related news: Russian FSMTC Says Slovakia Violated Agreement with Russia in Transferring MiG-29s to Ukraine

Ukraine could fly these MiG jets as they are, or use components from them on its own jets, depending on the condition of the donated aircraft.

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