First Slovakian MiG jets reach Ukraine

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Slovakia has handed over the first four MiG-29 jets it has pledged to donate to Ukraine, with the rest of the planes to be delivered in the coming weeks, the Slovak Defence Ministry reported on Thursday.

The country last week joined fellow NATO member Poland in announcing the delivery of jets to Ukraine.

In total, Bratislava said it would donate 13 of the Soviet-made planes.