The Czech Republic will transfer combat helicopters, ammunition and flight simulators for F-16 pilot training to Ukraine
The Czech Republic will transfer additional attack helicopters and a hundred thousand large-caliber ammunition to Ukraine. This state will also help with pilot training: Ukraine will receive training flight simulators.
This was announced by Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala during a briefing in Prague. His statement is quoted by the Czech media.
"Today I confirmed to Mr. President [Volodymyr Zelensky] that the Czech Republic will hand over assault helicopters and another 100,000 ammunition for large-caliber weapons in the following months," Fiala said.
He added that the Czech Republic will also help with pilot training and will donate simulators that will allow training on F-16s directly in Ukraine.
"I must note that it is admirable how courageously Ukraine is defending itself against Russia's barbaric attack, and I am glad that the courageous defense, the successful defense is also archieved by our supplies of military aid," the Czech government head stressed.
He added that after the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, the Czech Republic transferred to Ukraine about 700 pieces of heavy equipment and more than four million pieces of ammunition.
It is known that the Czech Army has about 40 helicopters, 30 of which are Soviet and Russian-made Mi-series helicopters. The Army has several Mi-8 and Mi-17, their operation will be over in the next few years. The Czech Army also has 15 modernized helicopters Mi-171Sh and they can operate until 2035.
We remind hat the night before President Zelensky arrived in the Czech Republic on a working visit. The head of state said on July 6 that he would hold substantive talks with President Petr Pavel, Prime Minister Petr Fiala, Senate President Milos Vystrcil and head of the Chamber of Deputies, Marketa Pekarova Adamova.
He is also scheduled to meet with members of the government, parliament and the media.
"The focus is on defense support, European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine and the NATO summit in Vilnius, the situation around the ZNPP, the implementation of the peace formula as well as rebuilding," Zelensky said.