The Czech Republic has sent military aid to Ukraine totaling about 1.68 billion euros.
This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to a statement by Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, quoted by The Straits Times.
The Czech Republic sent 89 tanks, 226 combat and armored infantry vehicles, 38 howitzers to Ukraine after the start of the Russian invasion.
According to Fiala, about 421 million euros of aid has been transferred through the Czech government. Another almost 1.26 billion euros were sent by the defense enterprises of the republic.
1.26 billion euros were sent by the defense enterprises of the republic.
“Approximately one third of this equipment was in army warehouses, from where six air defense systems were sent,” the prime minister said.
The Czech Republic, as the politician noted, was one of the first countries to start providing military assistance to Ukraine after February 24, 2022.
Recall that Czech President Petr Pavel during the Munich Conference said that there are three conditions for the liberation of the occupied territories of Ukraine.
Air defense systems for Ukraine will be produced in the Czech Republic. The Netherlands will pay for 100 modified Toyota all-terrain vehicles equipped with a pair of rapid-fire machine guns.
The United States will provide the Czech Republic with an additional $200 million to modernize its army as partial compensation for equipment donated to Ukraine, which was under attack from Russia.