The Czech Republic will patrol Slovakia’s airspace from September, allowing Bratislava to ship its fighter jets to Ukraine FILE PHOTO: A Slovak MiG-29 taking off for its demo at the Kecskemet Airshow in Kecsemet, Hungary, August 7, 2010 © Wikipedia

Slovakia can donate its Soviet-designed MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, after the Czech Republic agreed to patrol Slovakian airspace from September onwards, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Sunday. The MiG deal has reportedly been in the works for several months.

“We will help Slovakia until it has new planes at its disposal,” Fiala said during a televised debate with Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger. “I don’t see any problem there, the government will certainly approve it.” (RT)