Slovakia recognizes the supply of MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine as illegal

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Slovakia recognizes the supply of MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine as illegal

The transfer of MiG-29 fighters by Slovakia to Ukraine in 2023 was declared illegal and legal measures will be taken against the former head of the country’s Ministry of Defense, Jaroslav Nagy. This was stated by the State Secretary of the Military Department of the Republic Igor Meliher.

Meliher explained that the expert analysis that Nagy used to justify the need to supply Ukraine with the MiG-29 “does not exist.” In addition, he emphasized that “the Constitution of Slovakia prohibits the outgoing government from taking such important steps in foreign policy.”

According to the Secretary of State, this decision was made during an internal investigation, which revealed many violations and inconsistencies in the actions of the former minister. Meliher added that the transfer of fighter jets was carried out without proper approval and in violation of constitutional norms, which makes it illegitimate.

In response to these accusations, Yaroslav Nagy stated that his actions were aimed at supporting Ukraine in its struggle for sovereignty and territorial integrity. He emphasized that the delivery of the MiG-29 was agreed with international partners and was in line with Slovakia’s obligations to its NATO allies.

However, the Slovak government intends to take all necessary legal steps to bring Nagy to justice for violating the law. It is expected that the relevant legal proceedings will be initiated in the near future.

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