Slovakia to repair, modernize military equipment for Ukraine, says Slovak defense minister

11 June, 03:44 PM
Slovak Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad' (Photo:REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa)

Slovak Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad' (Photo:REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa)

Dozens of pieces of military equipment will be repaired and modernized for Ukraine at the KONSTRUKTA-Defence repair plant in Moldava nad Bodvou in Slovakia, the TASR news agency quoted Slovak Defence Minister Jaroslav Nad' as saying on June 10.

The defense minister added that it was part of a commercial contract based on Ukraine's requirements.

However, he failed to specify which military equipment fell under the contract.

"We've prepared things so far to repair and modernize several dozen vehicles for Ukraine, but I won't provide more details," said Nad'.

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According to Deutsche Welle's Ukrainian service, Konstrukta Defence Director Alexander Gurský told journalists that the plant specializes mainly in the manufacture, repair and maintenance of artillery and missile systems. The Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzer is the company's best-known product.

On June 2, Ukraine and the Slovak Republic signed a contract for Slovakia to supply eight Slovak-made 155mm Zuzana 2 howitzers for the Ukrainian army. In late May, Nad' confirmed that Bratislava would transfer eight self-propelled howitzers to Kyiv.

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