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Slovak soldiers to train Ukrainian mine clearing units

SLOVAK soldiers will train Ukrainian mine clearing units as part of assistance to Ukraine, said Slovak Defense Minister Martin Glváč after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Valeriy Heletey, the TASR newswire reported on September 25.

SLOVAK soldiers will train Ukrainian mine clearing units as part of assistance to Ukraine, said Slovak Defense Minister Martin Glváč after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Valeriy Heletey, the TASR newswire reported on September 25.

“We responded to this request swiftly. All it takes now is to agree on specific dates and numbers,” said Glváč. “I declared at the meeting today that we can talk about any form of aid.”

Glváč added that the talks took place face-to-face and it is not possible to specify all forms of help. Heletey, according to TASR, praised Slovak help, whether in securing reverse gas flow, humanitarian aid or aid provided to the injured in Slovak hospitals. At the meeting, Heletey stressed that the Slovak Republic belongs among a few countries offering tangible and specific help.

“We concurred that this conflict is atypical and a learning experience for the whole alliance, as a number of countries are dependent on Russian [military] equipment,” Glváč said, as quoted by TASR, adding that Slovak Defence Ministry has undertaken steps to decrease this dependency since 2012.

“We also talked about Slovakia waiting anxiously for the reforms to be introduced by Ukraine after the election,” said Glváč, as quoted by TASR.

(Source: TASR)

Compiled by Roman Cuprik from press reports
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