Czech Ministry of Defense to provide Ukraine with free ammunition and medical aid

2 February 2022, 08:20 PM

The Czech Republic will transfer aid to Ukraine free of charge due to the threat of Russian invasion, the Czech Ministry of Defense said in a post on Twitter on Feb. 1.

An agreement on the provision of artillery ammunition and medical aid was signed on Feb. 1 by Deputy Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Daniel Blazhkovets and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Valerii Zaluzhnyi.

Several countries have now supplied, or promised to supply Ukraine with lethal military aid.

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Six planes with military aid have been sent by the United States in recent days. The shipments included several hundred Javelin anti-tank missile systems and M141 Bunker Defeat Munitions, or SMAW-D (“Disposable”) grenade launchers.

But according to CNN, the administration of the U.S. President Joe Biden is pessimistic after talks with Russia and is considering proving Ukraine with more weapons.

The Baltic states’ defense ministers made a joint statement in January on aid to Ukraine, with Kyiv to receive Javelins from Estonia and Stinger man-portable air defense systems with ground-to-air missiles from Lithuania and Latvia.

Ukraine has also received aid shipment from the United Kingdom, including NLAW antitank weapon systems.

Poland has announced that it is ready to transfer weapons, including GROM man-portable air defense systems and various types of drones to Ukraine.

The Netherlands and Canada are also considering providing Ukraine with military aid.

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