Czech fighter jets will monitor Slovakian airspace from September, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said today.
Slovakia has asked its NATO allies to patrol its airspace as it decided to ground its Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets, which it has and are likely to deliver to neighboring Ukraine, to help Kyiv in its fight against country against Russian invasion.
“I don’t see a problem there, the government is sure to approve it,” Fiala said in a televised debate with his Slovak counterpart Edward Heger.
Slovakia ordered F-16 fighter jets from the US in 2018. The first aircraft were expected to be delivered this year, with delivery completed in 2023.
However, now, deliveries are expected to take place in 2024.