President Thanks Germany for Support at Sliač

President Thanks Germany for Support at Sliač

On Wednesday 27 April 2022, President Čaputová visited the Sliač military base along with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The Patriot air-defence systems, which are operated by military specialists from Germany, are deployed at the military base in Sliač. “When Russia attacked Ukraine, it also attacked the international order as well as our security based on rules and our shared values. Germany, along with other NATO countries, did not hesitate to send soldiers to our country in order to strengthen our defence capacities.”  

She emphasized that it is not only the Patriot systems which are defending our skies; land-based units are also prepared to defend our territory and thus the eastern wing of the North Atlantic Alliance. “Putin hoped that he would surprise and stun us. But he achieved the complete opposite. The primary shock was replaced by the unseen unity and determination of the EU and NATO. I would like to thank Germany and President Steinmeier for their support, cooperation and friendship with Slovakia.”