North Macedonia has confirmed the transfer of four Su-25 attack aircraft to Ukraine, the Union news agency reported on Monday. As it turns out, the condition of the machines is so bad that they will not fly, but will be used for spare parts.
According to Janes.com portal, the decision to transfer the planes to Ukraine was confirmed by the Minister of Defense of North Macedonia, Slavjanka Petrovska.
The idea in Skopje to send flights to Kiev appeared in August last year. From the beginning, it was assumed that the machines purchased by North Macedonia from Ukraine in 2001 would be used as support.
We are talking about four Su-25 attack aircraft. However, their technical level does not allow them to be used in combat, so the Ukrainians can use them as spare parts for the aircraft they already have.
MiG-i 29 from Poland and Slovakia
Since the start of the war, Kiev has been seeking support from the Air Force. In the first months of the Russian invasion, Western countries did not agree to exchange planes for fear of Moscow’s reaction.
Since the beginning of this year, the matter of handing over the aircraft has come up frequently in various Western capitals.
A few days ago, Slovakia and Poland announced that they would hand over to Ukraine Soviet-made MiG-29 fighter jets familiar to Ukrainian pilots.
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“Slovakia is the second country after Poland that has promised to deliver MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine. According to Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nag, it will be 13 machines, a very similar number to the 14 aircraft announced by the authorities. Warsaw,” the portal reported on Friday. Euroactiv.pl.
President Andrzej Duda announced that Poland will soon send four machines to Kiev. The rest are still in service.
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