Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi thanked the Czech Republic for its military support in a phone call with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala. statedHe said he expects it to get stronger. He also praised Ukraine’s support during the Czech Republic presidency of the Council of the European Union in the past six months. According to the head of the Czech government, the phone call took place during a visit to the Excalibur Army arms factory, a major arms supplier to Kiev.
“We appreciate the substantial Czech defense support and look forward to its strengthening,” Zelenskyj said on Twitter. He described the phone call with the head of the Czech government as “helpful”. Zelenskyi also discussed with Fiala the situation at the front and the terms of the peace plan, which he plans to present in detail in February.
🇨🇿 We had a meaningful meeting with PM @P_Fiala. Thank you for supporting 🇺🇦 during @EU2022_CZ. Information was given about the situation at the front, the threat of escalation by the RF. We appreciate the significant 🇨🇿 defense support and expect it to grow stronger. Special attention was paid to 🇺🇦 #PeaceFormula
— Volodymyr Zelenskyi (@ZelenskyyUa) January 9, 2023
According to Fiala, the topic of the meeting was “more concrete cooperation between our countries”. “We wished each other good luck in the new year – we both believe it will be better than last year.” stated prime minister on twitter
The interview with Zelenský was conducted by Fiala directly in the production hall of the Excalibur Army arms factory in Šternberk, Olomouc, which among other things modernized T-72 tanks for the Ukrainian army. Violet in the barrel of one of the tanks going to Kiev He wrote A short message “to the brave defenders of Ukraine”. stated he also said that during the visit he had the opportunity to christen the new rescue vehicle TREVA-30, which may also help in Ukraine in the future.
According to Fiala, since the beginning of the Russian invasion in February last year, the Czech Republic has been one of Ukraine’s leading suppliers of arms and ammunition, with military aid on a commercial basis making up the majority of the supply. The Czech army also participates in the training of Ukrainian soldiers, and wants to train 4 thousand soldiers by the end of the year.
Source: Seznam Zpravy
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