Slovakia to repair damaged Ukrainian military equipment

A Slovak company will repair damaged Ukrainian military equipment following a request from kyiv, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

The state company Konstrukta-Defense has “concluded a contract with the Ukrainian side to repair and modernize Ukrainian military technology,” Defense Ministry spokeswoman Martina Koval Kakascikova said.

The first batch will consist of dozens of BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles.

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Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger and Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad earlier declared their willingness to help Ukraine with damaged weapons.

“Ukraine asked us if our companies could repair damaged Ukrainian equipment. That is, the damaged equipment would come to Slovakia, we would repair it, and the equipment would return to Ukraine,” Nad said in early April.

Based in Lieskovec in eastern Slovakia, Konstrukta-Defense repairs vehicles and military technology of all categories used by the Slovak armed forces, according to the company’s website.

The company also produces self-propelled cannon howitzers.

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