New weapons for Ukraine announced

July 26,2022 450
New weapons for Ukraine announced

According to information published by the “KRESY” website on July 24, 2022, Krzysztof Płatek, the spokesman of the Polish Armament Agency, announced that Poland sent locally-made PT-91 Twardy battle tanks to Ukraine. The PT-91 is similar to the Soviet-made T-72A,  but with many improvements in terms of protection, mobility and internal combat systems.

The first three German-made Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery units were delivered to Ukraine, according to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, speaking on a national news telethon.

In what may signal an important milestone in Ukraine’s armaments race, “Slovakia is ready to discuss transferring its 11 MIG-29s to Ukraine”, according to Slovakian Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad.  Slovakia plans to make agreements with NATO allies to either replace the jets with modern fighters or to provide cash for procurement of new ones.  If a deal could be found, Slovakia would ground the jets from current airspace patrols, handing over to the Czech Republic and Poland to cover Slovakian airspace in the interim.