Slovakia’s Prime Minister Eduard Heger has confirmed that his country has provided an S-300 air defense system to Ukraine against Russia’s aggression.

He said this on Facebook, Vigilant reports.

“I can confirm that the Slovak Republic, following Ukraine’s request for assistance in ensuring self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter, as a direct consequence of armed aggression by the Russian Federation, has donated an S-300 air defense system to Ukraine,” he wrote.

He added that with this decision Bratislava hopes to save “as many innocent lives of Ukrainians as possible as a result of the aggression of the Putin regime.”

At the same time, Heger noted that the provision of the system “does not mean that the Slovak Republic is becoming part of the armed conflict in Ukraine.”

According to the Slovak newspaper Spectator, the transfer of the S-300 system took two days.