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President’s Office confirms that North Macedonia has donated Su-25 jets to Ukraine

President's Office confirms that North Macedonia has donated Su-25 jets to Ukraine

EUROPEAN PRAVDA — SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022, 5:39 PM

Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the cabinet of the President of Ukraine, confirmed on Saturday that North Macedonia has transferred four Su-25 attack planes to Ukraine.

This is reported by the European Pravda.

“A friend in need is indeed a friend. It doesn’t matter how big your country is or how big your GDP is, it’s what kind of heart you have. Many countries today show more courage than half of the G20. Macedonia , that Ukraine has offered support in the form of tanks and planes. We will never forget this,” Podoliak tweeted.

Air Force Command spokesman Yurii Ihnat had previously said she… had no information on the transfer of four SU-25 jets from North Macedonia to Ukraine.

The media reported on Thursday that North Macedonia donated four Su-25 attack aircraftthey received from Kiev during the conflict in 2001, to Ukraine.

When asked by the North Macedonian news channel MKD, the Ministry of Defense of North Macedonia did not confirm or deny the information, noting that the decision to provide arms to Ukraine would be “declassified and presented in accordance with transparency”.

During the 2001 conflict in Macedonia, the country bought four Su-25 attack aircraft from Ukraine – three single-seater and one two-seater. In the spring of 2003 they were withdrawn from service from the armed forces due to lack of emergency and in 2004 they were prepared for sale.

As previously reported, North Macedonia Ukraine has equipped Soviet T-72 tanks which it planned to dismantle in the coming years.

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