Transfer of the Slovak MiG-29 to Ukraine: the Czech Republic is ready to close the sky over Slovakia

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Transfer of Slovak MiG-29s to Ukraine: Czech Republic ready to close skies over Slovakia

Bratislava will now be able to sell its Soviet fighters to Kyiv, as the Czech aviation will patrol its airspace.

The government of the Czech Republic has approved the patrolling of Slovak airspace by its fighters. This decision will help speed up the transfer of Slovak MiG-29s to Ukraine. This was reported by The Guardian.

Slovakia has asked for help in patrolling the sky as it plans to modernize its weapons. Official Bratislava decided to replace the outdated MiG-29s with American F-16s. It is ready to sell Soviet fighters to Ukraine.

According to the Czech Ministry of Defense, from September, Gripen JAS-39 fighters of the Czech army will patrol the airspace of Slovakia at least until the end of 2023. It is expected that Poland will also take part.

At the same time, it is assumed that such a step by the Czech Republic could accelerate the possible transfer of the MiG-29 to the Ukrainian military.

Recall that Slovak Defense Minister Yaroslav Nagy said that his country may sell 11 of its MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine.

In addition, US Air Force Chief of Staff Charles Brown does not rule out that Washington or one of its allies may soon send fighters to Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported that the United States and allies are discussing the possibility of training Ukrainian pilots as part of a long-term plan to help the country's Air Force.

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