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