The government of the Czech Republic has agreed with Denmark and the Netherlands that, with their financial support, they will supply Czech weapons to Ukraine.
The Czech Defense Ministry, Deputy Defense Minister Daniel Blažkovec signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Defense Ministers of Denmark and the Netherlands within the framework of Ramstein.
Blažkovec said, “In particular, it will be the supply of additional tanks, howitzers, small arms, infantry fighting vehicles, air defense and electronic warfare equipment or ammunition from the enterprises of our defense industry.”
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The main goal is to establish long-term cooperation and support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The first round of the transfer of 15 upgraded T-72 (Soviet-era) main battle tanks, for Ukraine in the near future.
The Deputy Defense Minister stated, “This agreement will mean huge benefits for the further development of the Czech defense industry and for the security of the Czech Republic as such.
“Thanks to this, Czech gunsmiths will become more competitive on the world market. At the same time, these will be projects with greater economic benefits for the Czech Republic, including employment opportunities for our citizens.”
This is not the first Czech Republic project sending supplies weapons paid for by another state.
As part of a trilateral project with the US and the Netherlands, 45 out of 90 upgraded T-72 tanks have already be sent to Ukraine.