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Slovak Defense Minister Says Slovakia Sent Over 30 BMP-1 IFV to Ukraine

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BMP-1 IFVs at the 75th Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising Celebrations in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia / Photo credit: Matej Grochal
BMP-1 IFVs at the 75th Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising Celebrations in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia / Photo credit: Matej Grochal

The Minister of Defense of Slovakia, Yaroslav Nad, stated that his country handed over 30 BVP-1 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine

Ukrinform reports this citing Slovak Defense Minister’s post on Twitter.

"Glad to confirm that 30 Slovak BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles were donated to Ukraine based on [ring exchange] agreement with Germany. Thanks [German Defense Minister] Christine Lambrecht for excellent cooperation," Yaroslav Nad twitted.

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Slovak Defense Minister Says Slovakia Sent Over 30 BMP-1 IFV to Ukraine, Defense Express

As Defense Express reported, the defense agreement between Slovakia and Germany was signed in August of this year. The transferred equipment should have been from the so-called mobilization stocks. This included BMP-1s that were no longer used by the Slovak army.

BVP–1К IFV of Slovak Armed Forces, Slovak Defense Minister Says Slovakia Sent Over 30 BMP-1 IFV to Ukraine, Defense Express
BVP–1К IFV of Slovak Armed Forces / Open source illustrative photo

Instead, Slovakia should receive 15 Leopard 2A4 tanks from Germany along with the equipment, spare parts and training ofpersonnel.

Defense Express also wrote, that Slovakia Handed Over Zuzana 2 Self-propelled Howitzers to Ukraine.

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