Czech companies receive licenses to supply €4.7bn military equipment to Ukraine
Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová said that the Czech Republic has issued licenses for the commercial supply of military equipment to Ukraine for a total of about 4.7 billion euros
This was reported by Radio Prague International.
According to the Czech defense ministry, less than half of the completed projects for the supply of equipment are worth about CZK 51.2 billion.
According to Černochová, since the beginning of the full-scale Russian aggression, the Czech Republic has transferred military equipment worth CZK 6.2 billion to Ukraine, including combat helicopters, tanks, and infantry fighting vehicles. About 4,000 Ukrainian soldiers were also trained in the Czech Republic.
In late November, Černochová said that the Czech army's stock of military supplies had been exhausted, but the Czech Republic was issuing licenses to export military materials to Ukraine.
Thanks to these licenses, the necessary equipment and ammunition continue to be supplied to Ukraine through private companies and donors, she explained.
In addition to the licenses, in October, the Czech government approved a new military aid package for Ukraine worth 22 million Czech crowns.
- On November 9, the Czech Senate extended the deadline for combat training for Ukrainian soldiers until the end of 2024.
- On November 29, the Czech Chamber of Deputies approved the Czech government's proposal to continue training Ukrainian military in the country next year.
- On November 30, it was reported that the Czech Republic would donate up to €2.5 million to the NATO trust fund for non-military assistance to Ukraine.