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https://www.rt.com/information/586080-slovakia-us-defense-cooperation/NATO member tells US of latest protection coverage

Slovakia is not going to be supplying weapons to Ukraine, the protection minister has reiterated

Slovakia is searching for to evaluation the Defence Cooperation Settlement (DCA) with the US to make sure that the deal stays “mutually helpful,” and in consequence will halt arms shipments to Ukraine, the newly-appointed Protection Minister Robert Kalinak has introduced.

“When issues ain’t understanding it is advisable repair it,” Robert Kalinak wrote on his Fb web page on Saturday, following a gathering with US Ambassador Gautam Rana, the place he mentioned “mutual pursuits and present safety challenges have been mentioned.” 

“Slovakia’s international and protection coverage has skilled failure after failure and Slovaks can now not pay for the errors of their chief,” he defined, including that the present settlement is “ill-formulated” and places Slovakia below the duty to relinquish “much-needed navy tools and ammunition.”

Kalinak confused that Slovakia enormously values cooperation with its “Western companions,” however the newly elected management is not going to observe within the footsteps of the earlier “servile authorities” and can act within the curiosity of its personal folks. 

“We conveyed to the US Ambassador on the assembly the place of the pro-Slovak Authorities – we is not going to ship new shipments from Slovak ammunition depots to Ukraine and the protection settlement must be modified,” the protection minister concluded.

Slovakia has formally suspended any navy assist to Ukraine after the Slovak Social Democracy occasion secured victory in parliamentary elections in September. Prime Minister Robert Fico vowed that not “a single spherical [of ammunition] shall be despatched to Ukraine.”

On Friday, Fico once more questioned the EU’s unprecedented funding to Kiev, rejecting the proposed new tranche of €50 billion and saying that Slovakia will solely conform to elevated contribution to the EU if promised that the funds is not going to  be “embezzled” by Kiev.

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