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Almost 2,700 artillery shells to be purchased with first €4 million raised by Slovaks for Ukraine

9 May, 2024 Thursday
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The first €4 million raised by the people of Slovakia to buy ammunition for Ukraine will be used to purchase almost 2,700 artillery shells

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This was reported by Ceske Noviny.

After the Slovak government refused to support the Czech initiative to purchase ammunition for Ukraine, the Slovaks decided to join the aid themselves. They have already raised 4 million euros and will use them to purchase 2,692 artillery shells from the Czech company STV Group. The fundraising is ongoing.

The organizers of the campaign noted that the ammunition should be delivered to Ukraine no later than the end of summer.

"We consult with the Czech Ministry of Defense on all purchases. They confirm to us whether the price is appropriate," said Dodo Dobryk, a participant in the Gift for Putin project. 

According to Dobryk, a memorandum on the purchase of ammunition as part of the Slovak fundraising will be signed in May.

The initial goal was one million euros, which was reached in less than two days. So far, more than 65 thousand people have joined the collection, donating more than 4.17 million euros. The largest single contribution amounted to 100 thousand euros.

  • On April 22, it was reported that Slovak citizens who did not support the position of their government, which did not join the Czech Republic's initiative to purchase ammunition for Ukraine, had already raised almost €3 million on their own.
  • On April 23, Ukrainians thanked the Slovak people for the Munícia pre Ukrajinu fundraising initiative, under which Slovaks have already raised more than 3.5 million for the purchase of ammunition.
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