Slovakia is willing to transfer its MiG-29 fighter jets to the Ukrainian Air Force, Rastislav Kacer, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, said in his interview with Interfax-Ukraine on Dec. 12.
“We haven't handed you the MiG-29 yet. But we’re ready to do it,” Kacer said.
This issue has already been discussed with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Kacer said the Minister of Defense of Slovakia had told Zelenskyy about the mechanism of the transfer of MiGs. Meanwhile, official Bratislava is conducting the relevant consultations with its NATO partners.
“I believe a Ukrainian delegation is coming to Slovakia in the coming weeks, and we will work together with our American friends to make it a reality,” Kacer said.
The foreign ministries of both states expressed hope that the planes will be sent to Ukraine as soon as possible.
“I need to keep some details of it secret, for security,” Kacer said.
“But I will say that today we had a very, very good exchange of views with President Zelenskyy about how we will do it. So I’m very optimistic.”