No need for NATO troops in Slovakia vis-a-vis Ukraine: Slovak president

No need for NATO troops in Slovakia vis-a-vis Ukraine: Slovak president
# 24 April 2014 00:23 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. The Slovak president said Wednesday during a security council session of the country that he saw no reason to have NATO troops stationed in Slovakia or to provide Slovak military bases to allied forces concerning the situation in Ukraine, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

"I see no reason for NATO troops to come to Slovakia," said President Ivan Gasparovic, expressing his conviction that there is no threat of a military conflict between Russia and Ukraine as things stand.

According to Slovak Constitution, the president of the country is the chief commander of the army.

At the same time, Gasparovic reiterated that Slovakia will help Ukraine in a way that won't harm its own economy and citizens.

The president also confirmed that the issue of a reverse flow of gas from Slovakia to Ukraine was addressed at the Security Council on Wednesday.

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