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Bratislava airspace will be closed for five hours

During the Bush-Putin summit on February 24 the airspace above Bratislava will be completely closed for five hours, the TASR news agency reported.

"MiG-29 fighter-jets will be on guard," said Milan Vanga, spokesman for the Slovak armed forces. He said that two fighter-jets would be in the air constantly.

The army is prepared for fighter-jets not being able to take off due to bad weather and low visibility.

"The airspace will be monitored and defended by means of air defence," explained Vanga.

This includes the rocket complex S-300 and KUB systems. The systems will be able to cover the whole airspace above the Slovak capital.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports

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