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Russia to reduce debt to Slovakia

THE SLOVAK government has agreed that Russia will reduce its debt to Slovakia through a variety of goods and services this year.

The Interior Ministry will receive €21 million in equipment for the police, the Defence Ministry will have €124 million in repairs to its MiG fighters, the Standards Office will receive €22 million in equipment, and the Education Ministry will receive €5 million in books.

Russia will also make a cash payment of $43.55 million (€37.84 million).

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