The President of Slovakia Zuzana Čaputová has granted the first seven Slovakian citizens permission to participate on the side of Ukraine in the fight to defeat Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Slovakian news outlet Pravda reported on Jan. 11.
"The first Slovaks have joined the fight against the Russian aggressor,” the statement reads.
“The Office of the President allowed seven of them to go, although there were many times more people volunteering.”
According to retired Slovakian Army General Pavel Macko, Čaputová did not allow most citizens who wanted to help defend Ukraine for security reasons.
Slovakia on Dec. 12 expressed its readiness to transfer MiG-29 fighters to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The transfer has already been agreed with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.