The Czech Republic has practically no weapons left that could be sent as military aid to Ukraine. This was announced on June 23 by Prime Minister Petr Fiala.
“The Czech Republic has almost exhausted the stocks of weapons that it could provide to Ukraine,” the head of the Cabinet said after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
On June 10, the media reported that the Czech Republic sent weapons to Ukraine for a total of €140 million. Soviet-made T-72M tanks, rocket launchers and artillery pieces were transferred to Kyiv. At that moment, the issue of sending chemical protective equipment to Ukraine in the amount of about €323,000 was considered.
On May 27, the Czech Republic announced that there was no agreement among NATO countries not to supply heavy equipment to Ukraine. Defense Minister Yana Chernokhova noted that if such an agreement existed, the Czech Republic would still not comply with it.
On May 11, Czech President Milos Zeman allowed 103 Czechs to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU). They signed a corresponding agreement. At that time, according to the CTK publication, almost 400 people filed an official request for service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On June 11, it became known about the first deceased citizen of the Czech Republic, who fought on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He died on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
Russia continues to urge the European Union and NATO to stop pumping weapons to Ukraine. Thus, Russian President Vladimir Putin clarified that the ongoing supplies have only one goal – to drag out the conflict as long as possible. In addition, the Russian leader noted that the West is pushing Kyiv to bloodshed by supplying weapons and mercenaries. Earlier, the Kremlin emphasized that these deliveries would not affect the special operation.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. Moscow explained that the tasks of the special operation include the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, the implementation of which is necessary to ensure the security of Russia. The decision was made against the background of aggravation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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