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Slovakia and Ukraine signed an agreement on the transfer of 13 MiG-29 aircraft and 2 Kub air defense systems to the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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Slovakia and Ukraine signed an agreement on the transfer of 13 MiG-29 aircraft and 2 Kub air defense systems to the Armed Forces of Ukraine

An intergovernmental agreement was signed in Bratislava on the transfer to the Kyiv regime of 13 MiG-29 fighters and 2 Kub anti-aircraft missile systems. This was reported by the news agency TASR.


On behalf of Slovakia, the agreement was signed by Acting Minister of Defense Yaroslav Nagy, and on behalf of Ukraine, by Ambassador to Bratislava Miroslav Kastran. The issue of transferring more than 10 MiG-29 fighters from the Slovak air force to Ukraine has been discussed for a long time. Now the months-long discussion of the supply of aircraft to the Kyiv regime has come to an end.

The Slovak leadership expects Bratislava to receive compensation from the European Union and the United States for the supply of Soviet fighter jets to Ukraine. Washington, for example, promised to transfer $700 million worth of military equipment, while the European Union was going to pay $200 million in cash.

Thus, for Bratislava, the transfer of aircraft is a profitable solution. The West is also interested in it, since Ukraine is experiencing a shortage of aircraft, but Western countries do not yet want to send American and European-made aircraft to the Kyiv regime.

The head of the Kyiv regime, Volodymyr Zelensky, was pleased with such a gift from Slovakia. He invited Acting Prime Minister of Slovakia Eduard Heger to Kyiv, who, of course, accepted the invitation. However, earlier the official representative of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Yuriy Ignat, criticized the Slovak MiG-29s transferred to Ukraine as “outdated” and “ineffective”. However, the West does not yet offer Ukraine more modern aircraft, so it will have to be content with Slovak and Polish MiG-29s.
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  1. Kaufman
    Kaufman 18 March 2023 08: 46
    +5
    To everyone who now writes that this is an old and worthless aircraft - I immediately indicate the direction, T62 and MTLB with an anti-aircraft tower, BRDM and so on.
    1. Orange Bigg
      Orange Bigg 18 March 2023 08: 51
      0
      But we are well aware of the capabilities of the Slovak MiG-29s.
      The military-technical cooperation between Russia and Slovakia can become an example for other countries, Eastern Europe, with whose states we now have ties and we are negotiating."

      The Slovak Air Force is armed with 12 MiG-29 fighters, all of which are serviceable. The contract received by RAC "MiG" provides for the repair and improvement of the airborne radar, as well as aircraft airframes. According to Korotkov, the implementation of the contract will significantly improve the capabilities of the MiG-29 fighters of the Slovak Air Force.

      https://vpk.name/news/109060_modernizaciya_mig-29_slovakii-odin_iz_samyh_udachnyh_primerov_vts_rossii_s_zarubezhnymi_gosudarstvami.html

      MiG-29 fighters, which Poland and Slovakia intend to transfer to Kyiv, are outdated and ineffective in the fight against cruise missiles and drones. This was stated on Friday by the representative of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat.
      "The Soviet equipment that we have in service, namely these MiGs, is not an effective weapon against cruise missiles and drones. Because the equipment there is obsolete - both missiles and airborne radar stations. They cannot effectively carry out these functions," - Ignat said on the air of the Rada TV channel, commenting on the plans of Poland and Slovakia to transfer the MiG-29 to Kiev.
      He added that Ukraine currently has five tactical fighter aviation brigades. Of these, two consist of the Su-27, three of the MiG-29. However, the potential of the Ukrainian Air Force, according to Ignat, is still insufficient to organize a counteroffensive.
      "I understand that everyone wants a quick counteroffensive. But these aircraft cannot significantly increase their combat potential in order to strike," he said.
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 18 March 2023 09: 51
        0
        Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has already told reporters that the alleged transfer of MiG-29 fighter jets by Slovakia and Poland to the Armed Forces of Ukraine is similar to an attempt to get rid of old weapons.
        "It feels like aThese countries are engaged in the disposal of old unnecessary equipment in this way", - he said.

        I think so too. And until the old weapons in the West run out, new ones - purchased in the same USA, etc. - European countries are unlikely to supply weapons to Kyiv yet.
        1. Rosemary
          Rosemary 18 March 2023 10: 12
          +5
          Quote: Tatiana
          "It feels like aThese countries are engaged in the disposal of old unnecessary equipment in this way", - he said.

          I think so too.

          And if Slovakia transferred these 13 MiG-29 aircraft not to Ukraine, but to Russia, would you also consider this "disposal of old unnecessary equipment"?
      2. marat2016
        marat2016 18 March 2023 12: 42
        +1
        MTC of the Russian Federation and Slovakia:
        Avio: In 1994-96, Slovakia received 14 MiG-29S / UB aircraft in payment of the Russian debt (5 MiG-29S and 1 MiG-29UB in 1994 + 7 MiG-29S and 1 MiG-29UB in 1995-96 .). In 2002, Slovakia received 4 Mi-171s as a debt.
        Negotiations were underway on the supply of Su-39 and Ka-52 \ 50 on account of debt (4 and 6 pieces, respectively). 2012-2013 - GosMKB Vympel plans to fulfill a contract for the supply of RVV-AE missiles in the amount of 8.7 million USD.
        Air defense: Delivered: in 2009-2010 - 150 missiles for the Igla MANPADS. Received 12 "Strela-10". In 1996, 72 pieces of "Needle-1". In 1998, a contract for the supply of 1 S-300PMU2 air defense system. Not implemented. But 24 pieces of 5V55R missiles for the Slovak S-300PMU were delivered.
        Equipment SV: VPK-233136 "Tiger" in 1996 was purchased and received 1 pc.
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 18 March 2023 08: 51
      +13
      on the transfer of 13 MiG-29 aircraft and 2 Kub air defense systems to the Armed Forces of Ukraine

      Not a small force, in the presence of experienced fighters. So that the Slovak authorities have chiry growing in an inconvenient place.
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 18 March 2023 08: 56
        -2
        Quote: Terenin
        Not a small force, in the presence of experienced fighters

        Experienced fighters! So where can you get them? Or will they hope like in the movie "Only Old Men Go to Battle"? Takeoff and landing training. The current ones .... They can take off, but they are unlikely to land.
        1. Orange Bigg
          Orange Bigg 18 March 2023 09: 00
          -1
          I think that the Slovaks will be at the controls of these fighters.
          https://euronewsbulgaria.com/news/11522/sled-polsha-i-slovakiya-izprashta-suvetski-mig-29-na-kiev
      2. bandabas
        bandabas 18 March 2023 09: 50
        +1
        That the Czechs, that the Slovaks plowed for the benefit of the 3rd Reich during the 2nd World War. They plow even now. By the way. Can he make claims against the Czechoslovak corps for the stolen gold reserves of the Russian Empire during the evacuation through the Far East?
      3. antiaircrafter
        antiaircrafter 18 March 2023 10: 08
        -1
        Quote: Terenin
        Not a small force, in the presence of experienced fighters.

        I don't know about pilots. That's where they will find trained specialists at the KUB? They have not been prepared even in Russia for more than twenty years.
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 18 March 2023 09: 25
      +3
      MTLB with anti-aircraft turret


      Already go with the experience of Syria and Libya.
      1. Kaufman
        Kaufman 19 March 2023 07: 47
        0
        In white light like a pretty penny. Maybe in Syria there was an effect against the Basmachi.
    4. Sergey Averchenkov
      Sergey Averchenkov 18 March 2023 10: 02
      -3
      Why, this is our plane and not bad at all. As practice has shown, they fight with what they can. Just at the expense of Slovakia, my conclusions were confirmed. Derma country.
    5. Fitter65
      Fitter65 18 March 2023 12: 55
      0
      Quote: kaufman
      To everyone who now writes that this is an old and worthless aircraft - I immediately indicate the direction, T62 and MTLB with an anti-aircraft tower, BRDM and so on.

      It's true that it's old. As for worthlessness, any weapon, if used correctly, can be useful. Well, they pointed to the T-62 and MTLB with an anti-aircraft turret and what's next. How many of these MLTBs? Only 3 pieces were illuminated, and in detail and from all sides. The T-62 has never been shown on the LBS, and indeed where and how they are used - you can’t hear or see. But these old planes will most likely be restored, and they will try to launch them for slaughter. So your scoffing about some single self-propelled guns and a dozen modified T-62s is, as it were, not appropriate here. What
      It is assumed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be armed with 100 first main battle tanks of the Bundeswehr Leopard 1A5.
      Somehow you didn’t give a hint at all, but you got so excited about reports about a dozen T-62s and 3 converted MTLBs ... But the T-62 and Leopard 1A5, as it were, are the same age.
      1. Kaufman
        Kaufman 19 March 2023 07: 49
        0
        Gurulev showed the whole program how the T62 is being modernized. As I understand it, they proceed from the fact that there are still shells for the T62 cannon, quite a lot, otherwise there is no logic in this.
  2. Orange Bigg
    Orange Bigg 18 March 2023 08: 46
    +1
    The Slovak Air Force ended its existence.
    1. dmi.pris1
      dmi.pris1 18 March 2023 08: 51
      +3
      And why are they, these forces to the Slovaks? Is someone threatening them?
      1. JOYyppe
        JOYyppe 18 March 2023 08: 58
        -1
        Now they have no strength at all, which means that NATO can get into them up to the very tonsils.
        More precisely, the United States in the face of NATO
      2. bandabas
        bandabas 18 March 2023 11: 43
        -2
        Quasi-state. What to take from them. Such is their fate to bend under everyone. And little shit.
    2. Tusv
      Tusv 18 March 2023 08: 52
      +2
      Quote from Orange Bigg
      The Slovak Air Force ended its existence.

      Take it higher. They also gave the Cube, therefore the Slovak VKS ceased to exist. What can't you do for a lard of greenery
      1. Normann
        Normann 18 March 2023 09: 04
        -2
        Excuse me, but where is Slovakia? It is interesting that foreign leaders at least have an idea where it is)))
        1. Orange Bigg
          Orange Bigg 18 March 2023 09: 19
          0
          Quote: Normann
          Excuse me, but where is Slovakia? It is interesting that foreign leaders at least have an idea where it is)))


          Yes, here she is.
      2. Orange Bigg
        Orange Bigg 18 March 2023 09: 08
        -1
        Team from Washington.
        "We are transferring MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine in order to save the lives of Ukrainians, but in no case for an attack. The process of transferring the aircraft is coordinated with Poland and our other allies," Heger said.

        10 MiG-29 aircraft with engines and three MiG-29 fighters without engines will be sent from Slovakia to Ukraine. In addition, parts of the Kub air defense system will be delivered to this country.

        https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/17294911
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 18 March 2023 09: 33
      +6
      It's good to be ignorant. On December 12, 2018, the Slovaks signed a firm contract for 14 F-16 Vipers. This is the first buyer in Europe of the latest model.

      Agreements and contract documents for the acquisition for the Slovak Air Force of 14 American Lockheed Martin F-16V Viper Block 70/72 fighters (12 single and two double). The cost of the purchase will be more than 1,6 billion euros, which makes it the largest defense contract in the history of independent Slovakia.

      The aircraft will be equipped with Northrop Grumman AN / APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) airborne radar with AFAR (delivery of 16 sets is expected), Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System II helmet-mounted target designation systems, AN / ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management Systems electronic warfare systems and AN/ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites; AN / ALE-47 passive jamming systems, the new Modular Mission Computers (MMC) onboard computer, Link 16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS) data transmission equipment, LN260 Embedded Global Navigation Systems (EGI) inertial satellite navigation system ) / Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), the Improved Programmable Display Generators (iPDG) indication system and the APX-126 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) state recognition equipment.

      The armament should include 30 Raytheon AIM-120C7 AMRAAM medium-range air-to-air missiles, 100 AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles (plus 12 AIM-9X Captive Air Training Missiles ), 224 GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb sets, 20 GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II guided bomb sets, 150 GBU-38 JDAM guided bomb sets (all 500 lb bombs) and six Lockheed Martin AN/AAQ- 33 Snipers. The delivery will also include a ground simulator and a package of technical support, spare parts, ground equipment and training.


      Start of deliveries end of this year - closing year 24. Therefore, the Slovak Air Force is significantly strengthened.

      Also, the Ministry of Defense of Slovakia traveled to Korea, after contracts with Poland. And there he felt the FA / T-50 under construction.
  3. AlexWar
    AlexWar 18 March 2023 09: 07
    +4
    Here's what else is being reported on the news, dozens of Hymers are moving to Ukraine
    Will there be no progress?
    Dozens of American and British M270 launchers crossed the Ukrainian border

    600 US military vehicles arrived in Europe and will head to Ukraine

    50 French military vehicles and 350 French soldiers crossed the Ukrainian border

    Hundreds of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs Ready to Move to Ukraine Border

    5 units of B-1B Lancer are ready to be transferred to the Polish-Ukrainian border



    Today, Ukrainians in their quarter 95 filmed a video of how they defeated everything Crimean ships. He is already making fun of how Russian ships are leaving the Crimea.

    They are all dragging and dragging weapons from all over the world.
    Che we have with the bombing strikes? Why are we silent, they are throwing equipment.
    1. B44
      B44 18 March 2023 10: 02
      +1
      All this looks terrible. To the exclamations of some people "why don't we destroy these supplies before they get to the front" I answer, our intelligence and the military are blind and helpless, when it comes to intelligence, we find that some equipment entered the battlefield from Western films or as soon as our soldiers start shooting. Military equipment moves with impunity by rail and planes with supplies land with impunity in Kyiv. All hope is that the Ministry of Defense will destroy them in their communiqués.
  4. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 18 March 2023 09: 11
    -2
    And a hand with a gesture of goodwill will lead for a long time on the map: well, where are they?
  5. evgen1221
    evgen1221 18 March 2023 09: 25
    0
    Insolence is the second happiness, while the roof is on. Oh, what are your moments, here is the f35 thing. Well, okay, let’s take it as a gift, but next time they’ll rush and f35e drive us to the bar .. They will kick ukrov very hard in the future, because not everyone will swim to the shores of the Potomac.
  6. antiaircrafter
    antiaircrafter 18 March 2023 10: 11
    +1
    It turns out interesting. NATO comrades and those who joined them cannot even transfer weapons to each other without the permission of the producing country. And the Slovak MIGs, which Russia modernized for them wherever they want, and send them there!
    Where are sanctions or at least an expression of concern?
    1. marat2016
      marat2016 18 March 2023 13: 45
      0
      1. Sanctions or concerns are clear extremism against respected Western partners, this cannot be done! 2. Without the ability to read the contract, it is difficult to say that the transfer of MiGs to the 3rd country violates something. 3. And for "Cubes", I think the contract has expired in general (the event was more than 30 years ago).
  7. Diverter
    Diverter 18 March 2023 10: 35
    -2
    After WWII, the USSR received some goodies (for example, a piece of the Finnish peninsula). But then, the corn grower gave a lot back. Some things were not voiced (the crimes of the Hungarians, the blockade of Leningrad by the Finns, the participation of the entire geyropa on the side of the Germans, etc.), so as not to offend someone or not to spoil relations, etc., etc.
    I’m sure that you need to learn from the mattress machine in one matter. Set up your military base on the territory of a defeated enemy and never remove it. This even needs to be included in the constitution, so that later some labeled one does not withdraw troops in the future. And also all the losers are ALWAYS reminded of their loss and forced to pay for all their Wishlist.
    Why all this? Because history is cyclical. And no one knows how all this will end now. Either way, we will win. The question is at what cost. For us, in any case, it will be super expensive. Because our soldiers have already died. And each of them is priceless for the people. So, when all this is over, it is necessary every year, every minute, for a thousand years, to expose all your current enemies, everyone who helps the Nazis with an account. They must remember for a thousand years their betrayal of the Russian soldier who once freed them. And for this thousand years they must plow for the Russian Federation,
    In addition, all these Bulgarians, Czech Republics, Slovaks, Poland in the future must be prohibited from having armed forces in any form. Only police officers with sticks should remain on their territories.
    It is especially necessary to use for your own purposes:
    Bulgaria as a country saved twice and which betrayed the Russian soldier three times.
    Georgia, as a saved country from the Turks and betrayed.
    Armenia, for the same reason.
    And such countries as the Tribalts should be attached to the Russian Federation as ordinary regions with full Russification. And without a single mention that such countries existed.
    I hate them.
  8. Tim666
    Tim666 18 March 2023 11: 07
    +3
    Quote: Saboteur
    After WWII, the USSR received some goodies (for example, a piece of the Finnish peninsula). But then, the corn grower gave a lot back. Some things were not voiced (the crimes of the Hungarians, the blockade of Leningrad by the Finns, the participation of the entire geyropa on the side of the Germans, etc.), so as not to offend someone or not to spoil relations, etc., etc.
    I’m sure that you need to learn from the mattress machine in one matter. Set up your military base on the territory of a defeated enemy and never remove it. This even needs to be included in the constitution, so that later some labeled one does not withdraw troops in the future. And also all the losers are ALWAYS reminded of their loss and forced to pay for all their Wishlist.
    Why all this? Because history is cyclical. And no one knows how all this will end now. Either way, we will win. The question is at what cost. For us, in any case, it will be super expensive. Because our soldiers have already died. And each of them is priceless for the people. So, when all this is over, it is necessary every year, every minute, for a thousand years, to expose all your current enemies, everyone who helps the Nazis with an account. They must remember for a thousand years their betrayal of the Russian soldier who once freed them. And for this thousand years they must plow for the Russian Federation,
    In addition, all these Bulgarians, Czech Republics, Slovaks, Poland in the future must be prohibited from having armed forces in any form. Only police officers with sticks should remain on their territories.
    It is especially necessary to use for your own purposes:
    Bulgaria as a country saved twice and which betrayed the Russian soldier three times.
    Georgia, as a saved country from the Turks and betrayed.
    Armenia, for the same reason.
    And such countries as the Tribalts should be attached to the Russian Federation as ordinary regions with full Russification. And without a single mention that such countries existed.
    I hate them.

    Presumably you are writing from a trench, how soon will you reach Warsaw there?
  9. Glagol1
    Glagol1 19 March 2023 17: 54
    0
    Once the hot phase will end and those countries that supplied weapons to the 404th should be expelled from the Russian market. It's time to start right now. I would start with an embargo on beer supplies from the Czech Republic, for example.