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Russia to facelift Slovak helicopters

SLOVAK and Russian defence ministers Juraj Liška and Sergey Ivanov agreed during talks in Moscow on October 5 that Russia would modernize the Slovak army's military transport helicopters, the SITA news agency reported.

Expert groups from both ministries fwill prepare a detailed proposal.

The ministers expressed satisfaction with relations between their countries' ministries and their mutual cooperation, which includes the modernization of MiG -29 jet fighters for Slovak defence purposes, one of Slovakia's NATO obligations.

The ministers also discussed international issues, especially the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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