The government of North Macedonia decided to transfer helicopters to Ukraine free of charge.
This is reported by Fokus.
"The government considered and approved the "Information on the need to conclude a Protocol on the free transfer of aircraft (helicopters) between the Ministry of Defense of North Macedonia and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine" and adopted a decision on the free transfer of aircraft (helicopters) to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine," the message reads.
The publication notes that the Mi-24 helicopters, which will be transferred by the country, are Russian-made and were purchased in Ukraine in 2001, but their service life ended 8 years ago, that is, they are not used due to the lack of spare parts, etc.
"Some of them were modernized - that is, two, but this modernization was adapted to those conditions then and absolutely does not correspond to what is needed now, even if we want to talk about the development of technology," said the Minister of Defense of North Macedonia Slovianka Petrovska.
It will be recalled that it recently became known that North Macedonia handed over four Su-25 attack aircraft to Ukraine.
In addition, earlier the General Staff of North Macedonia agreed to the transfer of Mi-24 helicopters to Ukraine.