Fico did not rule out that Ukraine would still receive weapons from Slovakia


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The new prime minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, who previously announced his intention to stop military aid to Ukraine, announced that he would not prevent the transfer of weapons to the Armed Forces from private companies.

The Slovak politician quotes the statement Reuters.

Fico noted that Bratislava’s plans concern only the public sector.

“We said very clearly, and I want to emphasize once again – we are talking about weapons, ammunition from the warehouses of the Slovak army, and state materials. When a company wants to manufacture weapons and send them somewhere, no one will prevent it.” – said Fico after meeting with the Minister of Defense of the country, Robert Kalinak.

He also said that the government would conduct an inventory of the army’s weapons stocks and give priority to their replenishment.

Journalists note that several factories for the production of artillery ammunition and heavy military equipment, such as howitzers, are located on the territory of Slovakia. In this regard, it is possible that Ukraine will continue to receive some military equipment from Slovakia.

It will be recalled that Robert Fizo was appointed as the Prime Minister at the end of October. His pro-Russian Smer-SD party won early elections. After that, Slovakia announced that they would no longer send military aid to Ukraine.

Previously, Fico stated that he would not support sanctions against Russia without analyzing their impact on Slovakia.

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