Slovakia handed over eighth Zuzana 2 howitzer to Ukraine Twitter Slovak Minister of Defense Jaroslav Nagy.
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He noted that Slovakia is firmly on the side of Ukraine, fighting against Russian aggression.
“Already the eighth Zuzana 2 howitzer is safely in the hands of the Ukrainian armed forces,” Nagy wrote.
The press secretary of the Ministry of Defense Martina Koval Kakaschikova in a commentary to the Slovak news agency TASR clarified that this is the last of the howitzers that Slovakia undertook to deliver to Ukraine through the Construct-Defans plant on the basis of a sales contract.
The Ministry handed over each piece of equipment after payment was received on its account.
“Today, we have delivered to Ukraine a whole battery of high-quality artillery systems produced by our domestic defense industry. We believe that with their help, Ukrainian defenders will save as many lives as possible and bring their homeland closer to an unconditional victory over the enemy,” the representative of the Ministry of Defense said. Slovakia.
REFERENCE. The Zuzana 2 is an 8×8 self-propelled artillery mount based on the previous version of the Zuzana, caliber 155mm. The maximum firing range is 41 km, the crew consists of three people, and the automatic charging system allows you to fire six shots per minute.
- In early October, it was reported that Germany, Denmark and Norway would finance the production of 16 Zuzana 2 howitzers for Ukraine.
- Slovakia is considering resuming the production of large-caliber ammunition in the country for transfer to Ukraine, the country’s foreign minister said in December.
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