Poland and the Czech Republic have promised to protect the skies over Slovakia

Polskie Radio: instead of MiG-29s, the skies over Slovakia will be patrolled by F-16s of the Polish Air Force, Polish and Czech Air Forces (Air Force) will patrol the airspace of Slovakia after the cessation of operation of MiG-29 fighters, Polskie Radio reported.

According to journalists, Polish Minister of National Defense, Deputy Prime Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, together with colleagues from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, signed a declaration on the protection of the Slovak sky by Polish and Czech aircraft.

“The mission will begin on September 1 and will last a year and a half,” the media promised. It is known that instead of the MiG-29, the F-16 of the Polish Air Force will begin patrolling the sky over Slovakia. It is not specified which aircraft will be presented by the Czech Republic.

Slovakia plans to decommission Soviet-made MiG-29 fighters in August 2022. The planes can be transferred to Ukraine. The exact number of fighters preparing to be sent is unknown, but there are only 12 of them in the service of the Slovak Air Force.