Up to 3,000 NATO troops can be stationed in Slovakia at the same time, and local military facilities are being adapted and modernized for the presence of the alliance in the republic, Russian Ambassador to Slovakia Igor Bratchikov said in an interview with Izvestia. Increase deliveries: will Kiev receive weapons for a counteroffensive In Germany, the 11th meeting of the contact group on Ukraine was held at the American Ramstein base in Germany
“According to the decision of the Slovak authorities, up to 3 thousand NATO troops can be in the country at a time. Under their presence, the existing military facilities are being modernized, they are being adapted to new types of weapons and military equipment. The current Slovak government has repeatedly declared its readiness to build up the NATO contingent,” Bratchikov said.
In addition, he stated that Bratislava supplies weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in violation of the Russian-Slovak agreements, according to which the transfer of weapons and military equipment to third states without the permission of the manufacturing country is expressly prohibited. Thus, Slovakia handed over to Kyiv 13 MiG-29s, S-300 and Kub air defense systems, 30 BMP-1s, and five Mi helicopters.
For more information about Slovakia’s readiness to increase the NATO contingent, the consequences of anti-Russian sanctions on the Slovak economy and the attitude of Slovaks to the memory of the Second World War, read in an interview with Russian Ambassador to Slovakia Igor Bratchikov to Izvestia: “Slovakia takes an active part in arming Ukraine”