Slovakia to stop providing military aid to Ukraine from its stocks
Slovak Defence Minister Robert Kaliňák has said that the country will stop providing military assistance to Ukraine from its own stockpiles. Slovakia will limit its aid to humanitarian support
This is stated on the website of the Slovak Ministry of Defence.
It says that Slovak Defence Minister Robert Kaliňák announced the suspension of military assistance to Ukraine during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
"However, Slovakia is ready to provide a fairly wide range of humanitarian, civilian and non-lethal technical assistance. Foreign partners fully respect the decision of the new government," the statement said.
- On 26 October, the new Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, told the European Commission that he would not provide military assistance to Ukraine. The country will limit itself to humanitarian support. This was part of his election campaign, which helped Fico win the parliamentary elections.
- Fico said that the 50 billion euros of EU aid to Ukraine should include guarantees that the funds will not be misappropriated.
- On November 6, despite his election promises, the Prime Minister said that his government would not block the supply of arms and ammunition to Ukraine from private manufacturers.
- On 8 November, the Slovak government did not support the 14th package of military aid to Ukraine worth €40.3 million.