China News Service, November 30th. According to a report on the website of "Russia Today" (RT) TV station on the 29th, Slovak Defense Minister Nader stated that the country has provided Ukraine with 30 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles and will receive Germany. 15 Leopard-2A4 main battle tanks are used as replacements.

  Slovakia provided Ukraine with Soviet-era equipment, but it will receive NATO-style products.

In a tweet, Nader praised the "fantastic cooperation" with German Defense Minister Lambrecht.

He believes that the Panther tank can significantly enhance Slovakia's military strength and help create heavy mechanized brigades by NATO standards.

With military aid to Ukraine, NATO's fortunes were "hollowed out"

  Since the situation in Russia and Ukraine deteriorated at the beginning of this year, many NATO countries have provided a large amount of military assistance to Ukraine.

According to foreign media statistics, so far, NATO countries have provided Ukraine with weapons and equipment worth about 40 billion U.S. dollars, which is almost equivalent to France's annual defense budget.

Data map: Ukrainian soldiers on the BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle.

  However, recent reports have pointed out that many countries have begun to feel "difficult".

  The "New York Times" quoted a NATO official as saying that among the 30 NATO countries, 20 countries are almost unable to provide military aid to Ukraine.

Camille Grande, a defense expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations, said that the Ukrainian army consumes thousands of shells every day, "a day in Ukraine (consumption) is equivalent to a month in Afghanistan."

  Now, Western countries are looking for Soviet-era weaponry that Ukraine can put into service immediately, such as S-300 anti-aircraft missiles and T-72 tanks.

They also tried to buy ammunition from South Korea and other countries to "fill up" the inventory of weapons and equipment sent to Ukraine.

  NATO is even discussing investing in old arsenals in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria to re-produce Soviet-standard 152mm and 122mm artillery shells for use by the Ukrainian army.

The Careful Thinking Behind NATO's "Aid to Ukraine"

  Even if the inventory is exhausted, they must spare no effort to provide military assistance to Ukraine. In fact, NATO countries have their own ideas.

Data map: The military aid provided by the United States to Ukraine.

  It is said that NATO has promised Eastern European countries that after providing military aid to Ukraine, it can provide them with NATO-standard weapons to fill the Eastern European countries' armament stocks.

  Just like Slovakia, while providing military aid to Ukraine, it can also update its old inventory.

In May of this year, the Czech Republic also stated that it would receive Leopard tanks from Germany because it provided Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine.

  Reuters pointed out that arms dealers in Eastern Europe are mass-producing guns, shells and other military supplies at a rate not seen since the Cold War.

Many Eastern European government officials, military industry executives and analysts believe that the current situation provides an opportunity for the development of the military industry in Eastern Europe.

  Chivalek, CEO of the Polish Arms Group (PGZ), said frankly that the next few years will be a good opportunity for military enterprises to "enter new markets and increase export revenue."

PGZ plans to invest $1.8 billion over the next decade, more than doubling its previous target, he said.

  In addition to the Polish arms group, other arms dealers from Slovakia and the Czech Republic have also increased production capacity and competed to increase employees.

  Czech Deputy Defense Minister Kopesny said that Ukraine has received nearly $2.1 billion in weapons and equipment from Czech companies, about 95% of which were commercial deliveries.

Czech arms exports this year are set to reach the highest level since 1989, and many companies involved are adding jobs and increasing production capacity.