Poland, Czechia to protect Slovak airspace as Soviet-made jets retired
31 August 2022 | 7:08 am
Slovakia will have Polish and Czech fighter jets protect its airspace as it gives up its old Soviet-made MiGs. The NATO allies are chiming in to uphold the eastern flank until Slovakia receives new jets in 2024.
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